Flashcards on Passwords and Security

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What is a password?

A secret combination of characters used to gain access to a computer system or online account.

Why is it important to have a strong password?

A strong password helps protect your personal information and prevents unauthorized access to your accounts.

What are some characteristics of a strong password?

A strong password is at least 8 characters long, includes a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols, and does not contain personal information.

What is password security?

Measures taken to protect passwords from being compromised or accessed by unauthorized individuals.

What is two-factor authentication?

An additional security measure that requires users to provide two forms of verification, such as a password and a unique code sent to their mobile device.

What is a password manager?

A software application or service that securely stores and manages passwords for various online accounts.

What is a brute force attack?

An automated method to try all possible password combinations until the correct one is found.

What is the recommended frequency for changing passwords?

It is recommended to change passwords every 3-6 months or whenever there is a suspicion of compromise.

What is password entropy?

A measure of the randomness or complexity of a password, often expressed in bits.

What is a passphrase?

A longer sequence of words or sentences used as a password to increase security.

When should you NEVER share your password?

You should never share your password with anyone, including friends, family, or strangers.

What is social engineering?

The psychological manipulation of people to trick them into revealing confidential information, such as passwords.

What is a secure connection?

An encrypted network connection that ensures data transmitted between devices is protected from interception or eavesdropping.

What is a password policy?

A set of rules and requirements enforced by an organization to ensure that passwords are strong and secure.

What is multi-factor authentication?

An authentication method that requires users to provide multiple forms of verification, such as a password, fingerprint, and security question.

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