Don Devenney is a member of the Server, Networks and Telecom Infrastructures team at Royal Roads and he's also an auxiliary constable with the West Shore RCMP. Devenney provided tips about how to stay safe online in the Oct. 1 edition of the Goldstream News Gazette.
Here is an excerpt:
“Between your username and password, those are the two pieces of information used to confirm who you are,” Devenney says. If a username can be worked out, passwords can often be ‘socially engineered’ from social media pages, blogs and so on.
Devenney adds it’s vital that passwords aren’t easily guessed, meaning pets’ names, birthdays or anything that could be easily determined from social media or networking sites should be avoided."