Uttarakhand police on Thursday urged netizens to set strong passwords on World Password Day for “optimal digital security” and added an Elon Musk twist.
The police asked netizens to make sure the passwords are difficult like the name of the son of the CEO of Tesla. In a quirky way, Uttarakhand Police asked: “Elon Musk named his son X Æ A-Xii and you can’t think of a strong and reliable password? »
Netizens have been scratching their heads after the world’s richest person named his son ‘X Æ A-12’ in 2020 and now Uttarakhand police have used it to promote cyber security.
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— Uttarakhand Police (@uttarakhandcops) May 5, 2022
Wow Nice tweet and very educational https://t.co/Bp9tfwP5Aw
— Tejender Singh Sethi (@channi64) May 5, 2022
World Password Day is celebrated annually on the first Thursday in May to promote cybersecurity. In keeping with the national calendar, Intel Security declared World Password Day in May 2013, inspired by the idea of security researcher Mark Burnett.
A strong password is crucial to prevent attacks from cybercriminals. Phishing attacks can be avoided by not reusing the same password, setting up two-factor authentication, and performing online security checks by Google.
The unusual name of Elon Musk and his partner Claire Grimes’ son, X Æ A-12, caught the eye online in 2020. The SpaceX CEO had even explained the meaning of the name and how to pronounce the name in a viral podcast with American comedian Joe Rogan.