Lesson 2: Brute force

How easy is it to steal someone’s password? Children learn what brute force hacking is and the importance of secure passwords

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding the importance of having a secure password

  • Knowing what is meant by Brute Force Hacking

  • Understanding why it’s important to have a secure password

  • Understanding why a longer password is more secure than a short one

Lesson Plan

Secure passwords and brute force hacking
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Teacher Video: Brute force

Presentation: Brute force


Four digit brute force emulator
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Cat Lamin,  
Computing specialist
Cat was a committed primary school teacher for twelve years. After starting her independent consultancy ‘Crossover Solutions’ she has travelled to Argentina, Brazil and America to share her wealth of knowledge of computer science with other teachers. Her enjoyment for…
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