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    Cracking Your Password - how long would it take a computer

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    kinna interesting - to me anyway - don't really know how accurate this is - maybe some will comment


    from a tech site - how long would it take for a computer to crack your password:


    8 characters password


    Lowercase letters only__________ instantly

    + 1 uppercase letter________ half an hour

    + 1 number ________________one hour

    + 1 special symbol_________ one day



    12 characters password



    Lowercase letters only_____ several weeks

    + 1 uppercase letter________ 5 years

    + 1 number___________________2 thousand years

    + 1 special symbol___________ _63 thousand years



    my comment:


    re passwords:

    many sites now require one "special" character such as "&"

    prolly just about everybody puts in just one "special" character

    if you put in 2 or 3 it might be much harder to crack -

    I tend to think a computer might not search for more than one "special" character


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    While the addition of uppercase and special characters can be important, these numbers assume you can bang away repeatedly without pause. Servers are attacked 24/7. There are ways of stopping password crackers.
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