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Internet Privacy and Security
Internet Privacy and Security
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Internet Privacy and Security Activity: Keeping It Real (Secret): Creating Strong Passwords and Avoiding Tricks

Instructions for Your Students

What's Going on Today

You may think that you're in total control of your digital 411, but that's not necessarily the case. There are a few things that we could all learn. About what, you ask? Oh, I don't know, like how to rely on Lady Gaga to make an unbreakable password and how to stay virus-free. It's always good to know how to keep others out of your beeswax.

Instructions

When your instructor asks you to go to the websites below, open them in your browser.

Passwords 101. Watch the YouTube video and then answer these questions:

  1. What are some examples of bad passwords? Are any of your personal passwords weak like these?
  2. Why are these passwords unsafe? Why are they easy to hack? 
  3. Based on this video, do you think any of your personal passwords are strong?

Password Meter. Find out how tough your password is to hack.

Clear Your Browser History. Click the link to get instructions on how to clear the history of the browser you're using.

Viruses, Worms and Trojans…Oh my! Watch the YouTube video and answer the following questions:

  1. What is malware, and what can malware be used to do? 
  2. How do Trojans trick users into downloading them? Do you think you've ever come across a Trojan?
  3. What's the scariest thing you learned about malware from this video?