Last Updated on 09/12/2021 by Nidhi Khandelwal
Today, cyber security is a major problem around the world. With the rise in cases of cybercrime, it is our law enforcement officers’ responsibility to increase awareness.
After all, prevention is preferable to cure, and a little caution can go a long way. What happens, though, when you combine education with a dash of pop culture? The impact multiplies, as you may have expected.
The Mumbai Police’s social media crew appears to be deserving of a raise, since they consistently come up with new ways to educate their audience. The Mumbai Police Department recently released a humorous message advising people not to drink and drive.
On Twitter, they came up with another super-fun message about cybersecurity, this time referencing everyone’s favorite, Big Bang Theory.
BBT’s Sheldon may be seen patronising Arthur in a tweet shared by Mumbai Police. ‘But first, I think it’s embarrassing that you use your birthdate as your password,’ Sheldon replies. The Mumbai Police Department sent an ingenious tweet urging people not to establish obvious passwords, which make committing cybercrime a breeze. “Scissors Cuts Paper,” the team wrote in the video. Paper Covers are a hit. Your bank account will be shocked if you use your birthdate as a password. #CyberSecurity”
Despite the introduction of new security mechanisms such as two-factor and biometrics, passwords still safeguard the majority of digital activity. Using birthdays, anniversaries, or any other important occasions as a password is a very dangerous and awful idea. These kinds of passwords are simple to guess and break into. As a result, experts advise against using obvious passwords, as this will bring us one step closer to decreasing cybercrime.