Password management

Aims and objectives

This module will:

  • provide information and guidance on account security
  • explore the use and benefits of password managers
  • outline common security issues

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • create passwords that are harder to guess and crack
  • understand how accounts are hacked and ways to reduce your risk
  • practice proper account and password management

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Module summary

 Creating secure passwords

  • One of the most important steps to staying safe online is creating a secure password for each account
  • Length is better than complexity

 Have you been hacked?

  • Regularly checking your accounts for any security breaches is an important part to staying safe online
  • Your email address is frequently used as a username across multiple services and sites. If it is breached then access to all it's attached sites and services are at risk

 How hacking happens

  • Knowing how you can be hacked helps you stay secure and safe online
  • Data breaches, brute force and social engineering are some of the most common ways accounts are hacked

 Account & password management

  • In an effort to stay secure online, multiple passwords and usernames can become hard to track
  • Using proper account management and password managers can make keeping track alot easier
  • Not every password manager offers the same security or convenience as others, it's important to understand the differences and make an informed decision on which to use

 Two-factor authentication

  • Sometimes having a super secure password is not enough to stay safe online
  • Enabling multi-factor authentication such as 2FA creates an additional barrier to secure your account

Duration:   Approximately 20 minutes

Graduate attributes

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 Ethical and social understanding

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