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HOW HACK-FRIENDLY IS YOUR PASSWORD? INFOGRAPHIC

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HOW HACK-FRIENDLY IS YOUR PASSWORD? INFOGRAPHIC

HOW HACK-FRIENDLY IS YOUR PASSWORD? INFOGRAPHIC

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The ability to crack passwords using computer programs is also a function of the number of possible passwords per second which can be checked. If a hash of the target password is available to the attacker, this number can be in the billions or trillions per second, since an offline attack is possible.

HOW HACK-FRIENDLY IS YOUR PASSWORD

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So, to break an 8 character password, it will take (1.7*10^-6 * 52^8) seconds / 2, or1.44 years. Note that on a GPU, this would only take about 5 days. On a supercomputer or botnet, this would take 7.6 minutes. As you can see, simply using lowercase and uppercase characters is not enough.

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