Thursday, July 10, 2014

h0w $trOng !s y0ur P@ssWoRd

How strong is your password for your email? How about your password for Canvas? For Facebook?

In her TED Talk, "What's wrong with your pa$$w0rd?", security researcher Lorrie Faith Cranor from Carnegie Mellon University discusses her studies of thousands of passwords--done without compromising anyone's security and privacy--and the common mistakes that we make when creating passwords.

Cranor has several observations and tips for creating stronger passwords and for remembering them too. What do you think?

If you're looking for a video source for your research, TED Talks, like the one above, provides free access to lectures--usually 18 minutes or less--on various topics by experts (e.g. science speakers are required to share only what can be supported by peer-reviewed research). For more helping videos in the library and on the web, check out the Research Guide: Audio and Video, which gives plenty of starting points for finding documentaries, lectures, and film archives.

And, speaking of passwords, if you're having problems with accessing your Green River CC student email, a librarian can help with that!

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