Passwords, and how easy it is to crack them

Excellent write up on how easy it is to crack a password, and the implications of using the same username/password combination for multiple sites.

Interestingly, by adding a uppercase or special character into your 8 character password will make the time it takes to hack it go from 2.42 days to 2.10 centuries!

Read more about hacking passwords and tips to keep your data secure.

Whilst your’re at it, here is a link to a ton of username/password combinations for common routers etc. Handy if you forget yours (though you did change it from the standard password didn’t you?)

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