Post V-Day Scavenger Hunt Stage 1

Welcome to stage 1 of the Berry College Post V-Day 2021 Virtual Scavenger Hunt!

Remember – you only have to participate once to be eligible for the drawing for the “runner-up” prizes being held at noon on Friday!

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 reminding you of your answers and explaining how to get to the next stage of the hunt.

    OK, here are the questions for week 1 of the hunt!

    The Berry College Office of Information Technology (OIT) is currently enrolling the community in multi-factor authentication on their Berry account. OIT also encourages everyone to do the same for any other accounts that are multi-factor or "two-factor" capable. According to the Multifactor (or Two-Factor) Authentication Quick Info page on the Cybersecurity news and Alerts site (, the most common second factor is an ________________ on a smart phone.

    The Cybersecurity News and Alerts Site also has a Quick Info page about good password guidelines. One of the bullet points on this page explains how to pick a good, long, memorable password, or passphrase by envisioning a picture in your head. What size hat is the person in the example wearing? ____-__________ (hyphenated word).

    As you have probably already discovered, the best place to find out what is happening with Information Security at Berry is the Cybersecurity News and Alerts site ( Check out the Events page and find the event Virtual LunchITS - Passwords and Password Managers. It happened in January of 2021. On what day of the month did this event occur? Please answer with a number. IMPORTANT UPDATE: My apologies!!! This event is now back on the calendar on the correct day, so if you can't get to stage 2, this is probably why. Check the January calendar again for the event. There's no need to resubmit your answers, just correct the coded address for Stage 2 with the correct day. Many of you have submitted 11 as the answer to this question, which is the day in February the event occurred.

    The website is an excellent resource for checking whether your email account may have been compromised as part of a data breach. The resource is entirely free and allows users to quickly assess whether they may have been put at risk due to any online account breaches. The site gathers data from some of the largest breaches, including the breach - how many million UNIQUE EMAIL ADDRESSES were divulged as part of this specific breach? Please answer with a number, i.e. if there were 728,432,789 accounts exposed, then your answer would be 728.


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