Cybersecurity Awareness: Online Shopping

December 4, 2019 posted by


(bright music) (moves to upbeat music) -: Hey, everyone, I’m back. Are you ready to bust the myths about cybersecurity? Okay, let’s get started. I’m going to give you a statement, and you’re going to decide if it’s a myth or the truth. Are you ready? You should keep your passwords personal, so you can easily remember them, like DelawareTech123. What do you think, myth or truth? That’s a myth. There’s a big difference between security and convenience when it comes to your passwords. Using personal information like your first name and birthdate is a recipe for disaster. If a criminal ever gets their hands on any of your personal information, these will be the first set of password combinations they try. All right, up next, use the same password for different accounts and websites. That’s a myth. It’s a bad idea to use the same password for more than one website or account. Use a different password for every website or account that you have. Consider using special characters and numbers, as well as the eight plus four rule. That’s the truth. The eight plus four rule says that you should use at least eight characters with all four types, uppercase letters, lowercase letters, special characters, and numbers. The more random, the better. There are a lot of ways to protect your passwords. Whether you are a student, employee, or friend of the college, we encourage you to visit dtcc.edu for a full list of password tips. I’ll see you next time for more cybersecurity myth busters.

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