Type:

Other

Description:

This is an online game where learners are trained to create a secure password. After entering a password and seeing how long it would take a computer to crack it through brute force guessing, they are given suggestions on how to improve it by adding more unusual characters. Their mission: choose an "Ultra Mega Top Secret" password and gain high-level security clearance in the Password Security Agency. Some background math is given about the assumptions for cracking time, based on the number of characters in the password, and a hacker's computer trying 100,000 passwords a second.

Subjects:

  • Computer Science > General
  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

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Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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