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Password security

Discussion in 'Software' started by Johnd76, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. Johnd76

    Johnd76 Megabyte Poster

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    I came accross this site today, dont know how secure it is but i thought i would let people know about it..

    It tells you how long it would take to crack your passwords......

    http://howsecureismypassword.net/
     
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  2. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    That's quite good fun.

    Of course, I've told it all my passwords now... :(
     
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  3. reverb

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    hehe

    My old password that I used to use would take 417 years to crack :D I always mix up my passwords with numbers and characters.
     
  4. Simonvm

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    About 164 thousand years

    :biggrin
     
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  5. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    It would take

    About 7,732,087,003 nonillion years

    for a desktop PC to crack your password
     
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  6. reverb

    reverb Byte Poster

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    makes my password look weak in comparison :biggrin
     
  7. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    My range of passwords are between 252 days and 417 years to crack.
     
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  8. ThomasMc

    ThomasMc Gigabyte Poster

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    7 Billion Years :p
     
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  9. DC Pr0Mo

    DC Pr0Mo Kilobyte Poster

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    By adding a 1 to the end of my password it goes from 15,000 years to 1 billion, weird :blink
     
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  10. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    passwordpassword

    It would take
    About 138 million years
    for a desktop PC to crack your password
     
  11. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    I have managed to max it out to 8 octillion years with a 38 character password :)
     
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  12. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Course if you had access to a z800 or later IBM mainframe with a good few MIPS under its belt running SUSE and John the Ripper............ not that I've tried such a thing
     
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  13. chuckles

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    Does this mean all you guys have now told this stranger what your good passwords are? Makes me wonder.....:twisted:
     
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  14. Sparky
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    All irrelevant if your account locks out after 5 failed attemptsÂ…

    :biggrin
     
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  15. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    It says about 2 trillion years for mine, but I doubt the accuracy of it. Maybe it's just because of the length of the password (18 characters) but it doesn't contain any symbols so it's not as secure as it could be. I'd hate to see what someone could do to my bank accounts with 2 trillion years of net interest in there.
     
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  16. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    If I add a $ sign on the end it goes to 3 quadrillion years. lol.
     
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