Beat These Monday Blues with Cybersecurity Fun Facts!

  • 16 October 2023
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Are you feeling these Monday morning woes? Don't worry! We've got just the solution to kickstart your week with a dose of lighthearted cybersecurity knowledge. 

Who says cybersecurity can't be fun? Here's your chance to spice up your Monday with some cybersecurity facts that will have you grinning from ear to ear!

  •   Salting Your Passwords

You might think "salting" has something to do with seasoning your coffee, but in the world of cybersecurity, it's all about adding some extra spice to your passwords! Just like adding a pinch of salt enhances the flavor of your food, in the cybersecurity realm, salting means enhancing the security of your passwords.

When you salt a password, you add random characters or values to it before encrypting it. This makes it much harder for cybercriminals to crack your password, turning it into a cryptographic masterpiece. So, next time you hear salting, don't reach for the salt shaker; it's all about protecting your digital secrets!

  •  The Original Computer Bug

You know that feeling when you find a bug in your computer code? Well, it turns out that the very first computer bug was, quite literally, a bug! Back in 1947, at Harvard University, a moth found its way into a computer relay. This unexpected visitor caused a glitch, and the engineers investigating the issue noted it as the first actual case of a bug being found.


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Always wondered where the term computer bug came from. Hilarious that it was an actual moth that caused so many issues. 

Salting passwords is one of the best techniques against brute-force attacks as the hash values for passwords will keep on changing based on the salt added to the password. This also helps when multiple users have the same password, but since the salt is different for each user, the hash value will be different for each user and hence the brute force method cannot break the same password.

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Quiet interesting to know that the first bug was an actual bug.