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How Long it Takes Hackers to Crack your Passwords

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Hubrisnxs
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How Long it Takes Hackers to Crack your Passwords

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I thought this was great information to share. Many of us have had problems with people hacking our email passwords, bank passwords, facebook passwords - you name it.

 

How Long It Takes Hackers to Crack Your Password

You already knew that a longer password is more secure, but how much more? BusinessWeek says a 6 character password (just letters) can be cracked in just 10 minutes while a 9 character password complete with letters, uppercase, numbers and symbols will take 44,530 years to crack. Take a look at the image to see other comparisons, the first column describes your password, the other columns show you how long the hackers need to hack your password. [BusinessWeek via Neatorama]

 

 

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Also, please for the love of all that is secure, don't use the same password for everything. If your twitter/facebook/etc becomes compromised, even through no fault of your own, then the bad guys have your banking password as well.

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Also, please for the love of all that is secure, don't use the same password for everything. If your twitter/facebook/etc becomes compromised, even through no fault of your own, then the bad guys have your banking password as well.

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