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Cybersecurity & Hacking - Learn!

A few helpful definitions...


CYBERSECURITY: The state of being protected against the criminal or unauthorized use of electronic data, or the measures taken to achieve this. (Oxford)

DIGITAL FOOTPRINT: A record of everything an individual does online, including the content he or she uploads. Online information can migrate, persist, and resurface years later. (Common Sense Media)

HACKING: The gaining of unauthorized access to data in a system or computer. (Oxford)

ONLINE PRIVACY, or INTERNET PRIVACY: Controlling your personal information, or in other words, being able to choose who knows what about you. In a world where many of your activities are recorded, perfect privacy is unlikely. Chances are, you’re expected to use the Internet for your job or in your personal life. But even if you don’t go online, your activities are being tracked, recorded, and stored. (San Jose Public Library)
Image: jaydeep_. "Cybersecurity" Wikimedia Commons, 1 February 2018.

CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO BE TAKEN TO THE BRAINPOP ACTIVITY PAGE

IF YOU'RE PROMPTED TO LOG IN, USE THE INFORMATION ON THE DATABASE PASSWORDS PAGE --> BRAINPOP

HACKERS:

INFORMATION PRIVACY:

MALWARE:

ONLINE SAFETY:

THESE TIPS ARE ADAPTED FROM COMMON SENSE MEDIA (Privacy and Internet Safety)


  • Make passwords eight or more characters long (longer passwords are harder to crack than shorter ones).

  • Try not to use dictionary words as your passwords (nonsense words are better).

  • Include letters, numbers, and symbols (these make it harder to guess passwords).    

  • Change your password at least every six months (this way, even if someone does guess a password, he or she won't be able to get into your account for long).

  • Don't use your nickname, phone number, or address as your password.

  • Give your password to your parent or guardian (they will help you remember it if you forget it).

  • Sharing your password with your friends is not a good idea (even if you trust them, they might unintentionally do something that puts you or your information at risk).

  • Create a password that's unique but memorable.

 

ENTER YOUR PASSWORD (OR SEVERAL YOU USE) TO SEE HOW SECURE IT IS... AND HOW LONG IT WOULD TAKE SOMEONE TO HACK YOUR PASSWORD

 

HOW SECURE IS YOUR PASSWORD???

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