Bad Passwords – level 2

05-04-2021 15:00

In March, a group of hackers breached 150,000 security cameras inside hospitals, schools, prisons, and other buildings. Questions arose about why people used such bad passwords.

Many people use simple passwords like ´password´, ´password1,´ or ´ABC123´ because they can easily remember them. Then hackers can guess such passwords without problems, and they can use people´s email addresses and usernames on websites and apps. Bad passwords are the main reason why employees must change their passwords regularly because companies are afraid that hackers could steal important information.

Many websites and apps send a text to your phone and they ask you to confirm who you are. This is much safer and not as easy for hackers. Also, your password should not be a single word but a combination of letters, numbers, and special symbols.

Difficult words: hacker (a person who can get to somebody´s computer and steal data from it), breach (to break through), guess (to tell an opinion about something without having enough information about it).

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