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Password Security

Source: The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

Tutorial Content

At a Glance

  • Secure Password Practices
  • Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Password Management

Another foundational security topics, this tutorial not only looks at the underlying concepts of passwords technology, including the methods utilised by attackers, but also at key password management practices that ensure information is secure.

“With their stolen list of user details, the attacker starts comparing the hashes to a list of the most common password hashes at a rate of several billion guesses per second. The weakest passwords are found almost instantly.”

- Hut Six, Password Security

Learning Objectives

  • Generating Secure Passwords
  • Importance of MFA
  • Methods of Malicious Actors
  • Completion time: ~ 7 minutes