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Passwords and authentication

Overview

This activity shows how to create strong passwords, how password managers can be used and what multi-factor authentication is.

Objectives

On completing this activity, you will be able to:

  • Confidently use the NCSC’s three random words technique to create strong memorable passwords,
  • Explain what a password manager is and know how and when to use one, and
  • Explain what multi-factor authentication is and know how and when to use it.