CAM 2022 VSH Week 1

Welcome to week 1 of the CAM 2022 Virtual Scavenger Hunt!

To participate, simply find and fill in the answers to the questions below and submit the form. Your entry will be registered, you’ll get an email confirming your entry and reminding you of your answers, and you will be eligible for the first weekly drawing.

The email will explain how to advance to week 2 once the second week’s page is available, which will be at 8:00 AM on Monday, October 10th.

    All of the questions this first week are about passwords and password managers. See if you can find all the answers and move to the next level of the scavenger hunt. Good luck!

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) "promotes U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life." NIST publishes standards documents that attempt to normalize good practices in a number of fields, including information security. One of these documents is the NIST 800-63B. "Digital Identity Guidelines". In Appendix A of this document, it is explained that many users "express frustration when attempts to create complex passwords are rejected by online services". I'm sure we can all sympathize with this frustration. Unfortunately, users tend to try and "cheat" the system. There is a tendency, as explained in the paragraph following the quoted paragraph, for users' password choices [to be] very _____________.

    The NIST 800-63B document also states in section 10.2.1 that users should be able to copy and paste their passwords and passphrases. In section the document explains that this allows the use of ________ ________.

    The Berry College Office of Information Technology (OIT) is also actively encouraging the community to adopt a password manager and use it to manage all of their various accounts. Password managers enable users to use long, hard to crack, and unique passwords for every account they have. PCMag ( has an article listing the best password managers for 2022. Which password manager does not have a "Check Price" button beside it in the top 10 list?

    The Berry College Cybersecurity News and Alerts Site also has a Quick Info page about good password guidelines. One of the bullet points on this page explains that good passwords CANNOT use spaces. True or false?

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