Monday, July 19, 2010

New from Common Craft - Secure Passwords

Common Craft recently released a new video that everyone who banks, shops, or just uses email should watch. Secure Passwords in Plain English walks viewers through the pitfalls of weak passwords and how to create strong passwords. For example, did you know that you shouldn't use words that appear in the dictionary? The video also explains why you shouldn't use the same password for all of your online accounts. You can watch the video on the Common Craft website.

Applications for Education
Secure Passwords in Plain English should be required viewing for students before we set them loose to create accounts online. This summer a friend of mine is teaching an adult ed course on computers for beginners, he'll be receiving an email with the link to this video right away.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
Computer Hardware in Plain English
The World Wide Web in Plain English
Augmented Reality in Plain English