Security on computers, iOS devices, and online services depends on your ability to protect your passwords. Discover several techniques used by thieves to steal passwords and explore some steps you can take to protect your passwords.
- [Instructor] A lot of what we'll talk about in this course…completely hinges on you having…strong passcodes for your devices…and strong passwords for the online accounts…that you use with your devices.…Your passwords are only effective…if you know them and nobody else does.…So, let's talk about the various techniques…that thieves and hackers can use to steal passwords,…and what you can do to protect yourself.…The first technique that people…can use to steal passwords is…simply guessing your password.…If you use passwords that have…something to do with you life,…then people might be able to simply…guess your passwords,…so you should make sure that you…do not make your passwords easy.…
Don't use your birthday, your dog's name,…or anything else that somebody can guess…if they know you.…You should develop some sort of system…where you can come up with passwords…that nobody can guess,…and you will remember.…You should use strong, complex passwords…using letters, numbers, and even special characters,…but use them in a way that you will remember.…
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- Use a password manager to maintain all of your passwords.
- Explain the benefits of using Activation Lock to protect your data.
- Cite the importance of keeping software updated.
- Configure Touch ID or Face ID.
- Demonstrate how to properly connect a device to an unfamiliar computer.
- Give examples of ways to create backup data.
- Use app privacy permissions to protect your data.