Mumbai Police uses mangoes to explain why you should use 'not-so-aam' passwords

Updated: Jun 04, 2020, 20:01 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

In their recent post, the Mumbai Police took the help of the king of fruits--the mighty 'mango' to explain how keeping the same password for the different social media accounts can make one prone to cyberattacks

This picture has been used for representational purposes
This picture has been used for representational purposes

Mumbai Police has been upping its social media game with many creative posts. From abiding traffic rules, cybersafety to taking necessary precautions to fight the Coronavirus outbreak, and strictly following lockdown rules, the police have aced their social media game by many levels and continue to win hearts online with their creativity.

In their recent post, the police department has taken the help of the king of fruits—the mighty ‘mango’ to explain keeping the same password for the different social media accounts can make one prone to cyberattacks. Thus taking to Twitter, Mumbai Police posted a picture of the varieties of the seasonal summer delight such as Alphonso, Banganapalli Chausa, Langda, Totapuri, Dasheri, Kesar and Molgova, to explain that they look the same but are different. The police were advising their followers how one can keep unusual combinations as passwords for different social media profiles of the in order to boost their cybersafety.

The police wrote in their caption, "Update your 'aam' password to the 'King of all passwords!'" with the hashtag, #NoAamPasswords

The picture, posted on Sunday, garnered closed to 2,000 likes and was retweeted 219 times. Users commenting on the post were all praises for the police department’s innovative efforts in spreading public awareness against cybercrime and their creativity.

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