- Do you have a pet?
- Do you have social media accounts?
- buddy /BUHD-ee/
- hacker /HAK-er/
- guess /ges/
- remind /ri-MAHYND/
- device /dih-VAHYS/
[noun] – a friend
Jin and RM are long-time buddies.
[noun] – someone who gets into other people’s computer systems without permission in order to find out information or to do something illegal
The hackers failed to open the database.
[verb] – to give an answer to a particular question when you do not have all the facts and so cannot be certain if you are correct
I didn’t know the answer to question number four, so I had to guess.
[verb] – to make someone think of something they have forgotten or might have forgotten
The mother reminded her children to brush their teeth before going to bed.
[noun] – an object or machine that has been invented for a particular purpose
Please, do not leave your devices in a hot car.
The NCSC data shows that 15% of British people use their pet’s name as passwords, followed by 14% who use a family member’s name, 13% who use important dates, and 6% who use their favorite sports team. Hackers may guess popular pet names or check social media profiles for information, making these accounts easy targets. Communications Director at NCSC, Nicola Hudson reminded users that using pet names as passwords could make accounts easy targets for cyber-criminals. This reasoning also applies to other personal information you have like birthdays and family names.
NCSC reminds internet users to use stronger passwords such as three unconnected words. They also advised people to update devices regularly and to avoid using dates or pet names for passwords. By following these tips, our online accounts can be safer.
True or False:
- The NCSC data reveals that 14% of internet users in U.K. use pet names as passwords.
- The NCSC does not recommend using pet names as passwords because they are easy to guess.
- Nicola Hudson is the communications director at NCSC.
- NCSC recommends using three unconnected words as passwords.
- They also recommend to update gadgets regularly to make our accounts stronger.
Fill in the blanks:
- Do not bring your mobile ____________ to the classroom.
- Could you please ___________ Timothy of our meeting later?
- The ____________ was caught and punished.
- Our family dog, Letty, is one of my best ____________.
- Timmy and Tommy _______________ what’s inside the box.