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How Secure is Your Password?

Created: 02 May 2012 • Updated: 02 May 2012 • 4 comments
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I read a nice article about how the password can be less safe against the past and how the progress helped the increased ability to crack passwords of varying lengths and complexities.  Here an interesting extract of this article:

"As an example of this in the last book, written in 2010, an 8 character password made up of both upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols would have taken 2.25 years to crack.  The same password now would take just 57 days."

In the table below you can see the password complexity Vs Time to discover the password using the brute force :

Source: How Secure is Your Password?
 

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Srikanth_Subra's picture

Hi,

But in many organizations standard 8 characters are in place? is it ok we can change?

Thanks & Regards,

 Srikanth.S

"Defeat the Defeat before the Defeat Defeats you"
(Swami Vivekananda)

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riva11's picture

There are some corporates and also countries that are already in place some rules or policies with a requirements based in the minimun password lenght 8 char. Active directory allows to change password policy settings according to these requirements.

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Srikanth_Subra's picture

Thanks for the replies..

Thanks & Regards,

 Srikanth.S

"Defeat the Defeat before the Defeat Defeats you"
(Swami Vivekananda)

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Tariq Naik's picture

I like the table. Will be interesting to see the lateste one now that we have quantum computers like D-wave.

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