Creating secure passwords help keep your accounts safe from hackers.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
Why do we have computer passwords?
Ask members what they think about computer passwords. Why do computers and accounts have them? What do they think passwords are for?
After members have read the list, discuss the words and why they aren't ideal passwords.
Ask members what they find strange about the passwords on the list. What do they think makes these passwords weak?
Ask them to raise their hands if they can answer "Yes" to the following questions:
Have you ever used a real word for your password?
Can your password be found in a dictionary in any language?
Have you ever re-used the same password on different websites?
For the members who raised their hands “yes,” explain that weak passwords increase their risk of someone hacking into their accounts, stealing their personal information and possibly even their identities.
Tell the members who did not raise their hands that their passwords are probably safe.
Testing passwords for security
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