It's Day One of Cyber Security Awareness Week 2013 (27 May) so sit back and watch our tribute to Indiana Jones and a quest to find a strong password.

Password best practice is one of our computer security Tight 5 and we encourage everyone to aim for a password made up of a mix of 15 letters, characters and symbols (

In the Password Monday video we've tried to take a light hearted approach to promoting the importance of computer security. Passwords should be:

* Strong
* Kept a secret
* Unique
* Changed often




Using strong passwords is a key message for CSAW 2013. We deal with so many people at NetSafe who have had accounts compromised and lost data or had scam emails sent out to friends via their email address.

Many times this is due to the use of one simple password to secure multiple sites and services.

In this video we talk with Aucklanders about strong passwords and float the idea of using perhaps the longest place name in the world. We then visit Taumata Hill to speak with locals and find out what they think makes a strong password.


Many thanks go to all the Jafas who stopped to talk with us and the great people of Porangahau, Hawkes Bay who are used to people asking about the longest place name in New Zealand - read more at

Thanks also go to Tony Burrows at Motion Pacific ( for his hard work on all 5 videos for CSAW 2013.

CSAW 2013 is supported by Google, HP, Image Centre Group, Microsoft, Sophos, Symantec, Telecom, Trade Me -

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