- Do you know anyone who has been a victim of hacking?
- What should people do to prevent this from happening?
- companion /kuhm-PAN-yuhn/
- risk /risk/
- conduct /kuhn-DUHKT/
- campaign /kam-PEYN/
- measure /MEZH-er/
[noun] – a person you spend a lot of time with often because you are friends or because you are travelling together
Mariana’s dog, Major, has been her constant companion these past three years.
[noun] – the possibility of something bad happening
Starting up a new business is always a risk.
[verb] – to organize and perform a particular activity
These experiments were conducted by scientists in the province.
[noun] – a planned group of especially political, business, or military activities that are intended to achieve a particular aim
“Save Ralph” is a short video made for the campaign against animal testing.
[noun] – a way of achieving something, or a method for dealing with a situation
The company introduced new measures to reduce noise levels in the factory.
According to NCSC statistics, 15% of British citizens use their pet’s name as passwords, followed by 14% who use a family member’s name, 13% who use a significant date, and 6% who use their favorite sports team. These accounts make easy targets for hackers because they can guess common pet names, or lurk into social media profiles for information. Communications Director at NCSC, Nicola Hudson commented that using your pet’s name as a password could make you an easy target for cyber-criminals. This reasoning also applies to other personal information you have like birthdays and family names.
The NCSC’s Cyber Aware campaign offers updated advice to web users all over the world to encourage people to rethink password security and online safety. The NCSC also suggests using passwords that are harder to crack, such as three random, unconnected words. Updating devices regularly is also recommended for added security. Avoid using terms that can simply be guessed, such as anniversaries, birthdays, or pet names. By following these measures, it can help us in making our online accounts safer.
- What British organization is in charge of advice and support for the people to avoid online security threats?
- According to statistics, what percentage of online accounts in U.K. use pet names as passwords?
- What does the NCSC communications director say about using pet names as passwords?
- What campaign offers updated advice to web users worldwide?
- What are NCSC’s suggestions to make online accounts more secure?
- What is the importance of organizations such as NCSC to the public?
- Other than the common passwords mentioned in the article, what other type of passwords can easily be guessed by cyber criminals?
- Do you think children should also have online accounts? Please explain your answer.
- What is the importance of keeping online accounts more secure?
- What advice can you give to your friends and family regarding online security?