How strong is your password?

SHARJAH — We live in a world where young children need to create Internet accounts to access the World Wide Web, for almost all of their entertainment as well as educational needs. The Sharjah International Book Fair’s 12-day Digital Security Workshop teaches teenagers aged 16 and up how to create hack-proof passwords.

“In this workshop, we are tackling a very difficult problem in cybersecurity. Not only are teens introduced to cybersecurity terminology, but they learn how to create a secure password and can even try out our simulation tool to see how cyberattacks actually happen in real life,” says Baraa Al Jilani, COO of Fun Robotics.

Since teens generally prefer a more hands-on approach to figuring things out on their own, each 45-minute session has been specially designed using a graphical interface as well as engaging videos, to show teens how attacks unfold, then challenge them to try to solve them. .

Excited after his session, student Ahmed Fawaz said he learned that hackers usually use the English dictionary to create word combinations and crack passwords. “Having this knowledge can help them from the age of 12 until they are adults. They can even teach their parents and grandparents,” adds Al Jilani. —SG

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