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Amount of time it takes a hacker to brute force your password

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You can easily get a long password you can remember by using a phrase or sentence you know with special characters for spaces.

Written by Leisureguy

14 March 2021 at 11:18 am

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  1. That is a very useful chart. Thanks for that!

    In case you find it useful, Secure Password Generator (https://passwordsgenerator.net/) is a very flexible and easy to use password generator. It allows the user to select which types of characters and symbols to include. This is important, as some websites and apps disallow certain symbols in passwords.

    People tend to use the same, or a very few, passwords for various logins. A password “wallet” allows the use of different, random passwords for each login If a hacker gets one password, it won’t work for any other accounts.

    Sticky Password (https://www.stickypassword.com/) is a very good password wallet. It has a WiFi sync only across devices option, which is more secure than using cloud sync. Even if hackers compromise the software publisher, which they have done, they can’t get access to passwords if WiFi only sync is used. It also includes a built-in secure password generator, and prompts the user to change passwords at regular intervals.

    Tbone

    15 March 2021 at 12:19 am

  2. Thanks for pointing that out. I use LastPass, and in general I use its secure password generator (but I’m certainly going to take a look at Sticky Password). The point is that the key characteristics are: (a) length of password (number of characters) and (b) using a mix of upper and lower case, numbers, and symbols. If your password tool will remember new passwords, One can easily generate a long password with such a mix, which should be secure: “Here12Is#*(aN2417!Example” — 25 characters that would strongly resist brute-force efforts.

    I didn’t know about the WiFi sync. Good to know.

    LeisureGuy

    15 March 2021 at 7:03 am


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