How to make passwords that are secure and memorable
Whitmore Community Centre – Thursday 10 February 2022 – 1 to 3 pm.
What is the most frequent, most persistent and most worrying problem reported by digital learners?
- More than anything else — passwords that seem to have gone wrong.
- At the digital drop-in we have seen this every week for at least the last ten years. Sometimes we can find a solution — but often there is no fix, so email accounts, contact lists and important information may be lost forever.
- This workshop is about making sure that never happens to you.
What will you achieve at the hands-on workshop?
- Why passwords are necessary, and how they work;
- The problems that most older learners have with passwords, and how those problems arise.
- How to make a password that is strong enough to resist automated hacking. That is like putting a serious burglar-proof lock on your front door;
- A way to remember your strong passwords. That is like always knowing where your keys are.
- Our list of tips for making safe passwords (we will give you a printed copy).
- Follow a way of making a strong password that is also easy to remember (we will give you a printed copy);
- Use that method to make at least one really good personal password.
How to sign up for the workshop
- For social distancing reasons, we cannot sign up more than 10 people. So we need a list of ten participants before the workshop starts.
- We need to contact you again the day before the workshop to confirm that you are on the workshop list — by text, email, or phone call.
- If we already have your contact details on file, you can sign up by text, phone or email.
Can we bring our own devices?
- Participants will use project training tablets at the workshop.
- You are welcome to bring your own phone, tablet or laptop — but we cannot offer 1:1 support during the workshop.
- The only device you will need is a pen.