During the covid-19 lockdowns of 2020 and 2021, I participated in "Zoom conference chats" with the Headway charity organisation. I took the opportunity to give presentations based largely on the content of the video above. I realised that while my explanation was conceptually valid, it didn't describe matters for my audience as simply or as clearly as I'd intended. I made an extra video to reflect this, which can be reached by my Headway charity organisation page - see link.
I authored a two-page instruction guide explaining the magic numbers approach. I tried my hardest to make it as readable / accessible as possible, it can be downloaded by clicking this link.
The magic number video and cheat sheat document describes the potential for recording passwords by using a word processor or spreadsheet. Clicking on the aforementioned links enables you to download blank "password register documents."
The video below is targetted at people who can happily get by with using their computer or mobile device to access the internet. However, beyond simple information consumption, accessing web sites which require user accounts and passwords can become a bewildering proposition due to a confusing minefield of advice.
Password management (creating, using and updating passwords) is an area where I've attempted to give a helping hand. I'm passionate that you don't need to have skills akin to a rocket scientist or passwords which resemble Egyptian hieroglyphics. The video below explains a password management regime which I've called 'magic numbers'. The approach provides good enough security for almost everyone. By using this term I don't wish to trivialise the subject matter, it's simply a way to emphasize the approach as fit for purpose by avoiding uneccesary complexity.
The video can be viewed on YouTube directly via this link.