Cyber Quicktips: Dictionary Attacks
Do you have personal information listed on your social media channels that can be used to crack your passwords?
Don't use dictionary words, your pet's name, your college, or any other words that have an obvious correlation to you as a person. This information is easy to find, even just via Google, and these so-called "dictionary attacks" are extremely effective at cracking passwords.
Be careful when publishing your birthday on any social media channel or public platform. This date is a crucial detail when it comes to cracking and taking over your (online) identity.
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