UCSB Cyber Security Tip - Passphrases

April 12, 2017

Passwords are something you use almost every day, from accessing your email or banking online to purchasing goods or accessing your smartphone. However, passwords are also one of your weakest points. If someone learns or guesses your password they can access your accounts as you, allowing them to transfer your money, read your emails, or steal your identity. That is why strong passwords are essential to protecting yourself. However, passwords have typically been hard to remember and difficult to type. Passphrases are more secure, easier to remember, and faster to type. If you would like more information, follow the links below and you will learn how to create strong passphrases that are easy for you to remember and simple to type.
 
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This tip is brought to you by your UCSB Cybersecurity Awareness Team and SANS.