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Sunday, April 09, 2006

How Safe Are Your Passwords?

If you ever wondered how safe are the passwords you use. Here is a site that analyzed password safety, by using programs to break passwords.

Some of the results are amazing. For instance, if you use Darren as a password it would take 3 seconds to figure out on a single Pentium 100 PC.

On the other hand if you use a password similar to this: Land3rz It could take 10 hours for a work station of computers to figure it out.

Then there is the safest approach, use a password like this: B33r&Mug And it would take 83 1/2 days for a medium sized super computer to figure it out.

Of course the safest approach would have no information useful to others on your computer, which is my practice.

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