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Protect Your Privacy: The Importance of Creating Strong Passwords

To continue with last week’s topic of Social Engineering, one of the most important things you can do to protect your information is to create a strong password.


Let's get down to business with the essentials:
  1. Size Matters! Aim for a password that's at least 12 characters. Think of it as your digital muscle – the more, the better.

  2. Mix & Match! Spice it up with uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. It's the secret sauce to a robust password.

  3. No Room for Predictability! Avoid using common words or phrases. We want your password to be like a stealth ninja – undetectable.

  4. No Family Resemblance! Keep your passwords distinct. No family reunions in the cyber world!

Now that you've crafted your digital masterpiece, here's the action plan to keep it under lock and key:


🚫 Exclusive Access! Your password is for your eyes only. No sharing, not even with your shadow.

📬 Secure Channels! No sending passwords via postcards. Stick to reliable means – think carrier pigeons, minus the pigeons.

🌐 VIP Treatment! Each website deserves its unique password – no sharing outfits in this digital fashion show.

💼 Password Manager – Your Sidekick! If memory's not your strong suit, enlist a trusty password manager. It's like having a virtual assistant that never forgets.

📝 Write it Down, But Not on the Wall! Jot down passwords, but keep that secret scroll secure. No post-it notes here. No confessions on your desk.

🔄 Change is Good! Suspect a security breach? Change passwords pronto. It's the digital version of a change of locks.

🔒 Multifactor FTW! Activate Multifactor Authentication (MFA). It's your digital fortress – double trouble for cyber villains!

But wait, there's more! Dodge cyber sneakiness with these pro-tips:

🚨 Phishing Alert! If an email smells fishy, it probably is. Don't take the bait – be the wise fish that swims away.

🕵️‍♂️ Skeptic Mode ON! Is someone asking for sensitive info? Even if it's your grandma's ghost, think twice. Better safe than sorry!

🔗 Link Check! Only click links that pass the trust test. If in doubt, type in that URL like a cyber-sleuth.


Remember, you're the guardian of your digital fortress! Stay savvy, stay secure, and let's conquer the cyber universe together! 🌐💪✨

 

To help with this I made a Password Generator over the last few days using Python Libraries and then using Flask and html. The looks of the site are no frills just the facts for this Password Toolkit. The code can be found on my GitHub page or by clicking the link provided. The files can be run in VS Code by Microsoft. With this toolkit, you can adjust the length of the password, see the strength of your password, and how long it will take a Brute Force Attack to Crack it.

If you do not have VS Code you can still see and play with the code at the following link





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