What do logging into your terminal device, accessing your social media profile or creating an email address have in common? Right, the login process always requires a username and, more importantly, a password.
For pupils, this has long been part of normality as they grow up as Generation Z in the digital age. Social media such as Instagram, Facebook and others, as well as smartphones and tablets, are part of their everyday lives and are in constant use. But they are not always aware of the dangers that an insecure password can cause. Hackers often only need a few minutes to crack passwords and thus gain access to the personal data of young people.
In terms of data security, it is therefore important to pay attention to secure passwords. Therefore, we provide valuable tips on how young people in particular can be sensitised to the topic of passwords and what a strong password should look like.
- Every 39 seconds there is a cyber attack
- A 6-character password consisting only of lower case letters can be cracked in 6.8 seconds.
- > 3.2 billion email password combinations were released through data leaks in 2021
We have summarised the most important information on the subject of passwords in an infographic, which is also available for free download.
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The info graphic you can download for free as PDF.
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I have been working in the Marketing & Communication Team at imc since March 2019.
Communication, creative content and social media are my passion. "KISS - Keep it short and simple" is my credo.
To explain complex content in an understandable way and thus make the topic of e-Learning accessible to everyone is an exciting challenge every day.
Privately I love to read, play poker and travel a lot.
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