Full Length: 2mins
Welcome to your new account
Would you like me to suggest a strong password?
Can I suggest a strong password?
Your password is 4tY @HK bc&7
Woman: I’m never going to remember that
Computer: You can create your own Passphrase
Woman: What’s a passphrase?
Computer: It’s four or more random words that’re easy to remember but difficult for cyber attackers to guess
Woman: Cat … steve…plumber…
Steve: Almost done, another five minutes
Woman: Not random enough
Woman: hmm, I need one more word
Man: Honey, have you seen the sauce?
Computer: Perfect! That’s a long and strong password.
Woman: So sometimes an account asks me to use a number
Steve: Yes, some accounts may ask you to add numbers or symbols. You can easily add these to your passphrases. It’s the simple passwords that are easy for attackers to guess.
Woman: Like pie123
Steve: attackers use software that works through different combinations of letters numbers and symbols to try and crack the password.
Woman: So if it’s short?
Steve: it can be cracked in a couple of hours
Woman: ..and if it’s long and strong?
Steve: it could take thousands, millions of years. Oh, and a bit of advice, use different passwords on all your accounts. If an attacker gets access to one of your accounts, you only need to change the password for that one account.
Woman: Easy as pie
Man: Ok, got one.. pie1234
Steve: That’s great, but now you can’t use it. Never share your passwords. See ya.