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Flapjack
August 3rd, 2016, 12:06 PM
Heyy guys I found this video showing how they crack password and what passwords are harder to crack, I figured the more geeky members on here would appreciate it:)
7U-RbOKanYs

Porpoise101
August 3rd, 2016, 01:16 PM
Yeah, I used to have bad passwords, but now I have multiple good ones. I get around the word thing by making up words and then making acronyms out of it. Then I add character variation. At least 8 characters.

Flapjack
August 3rd, 2016, 01:29 PM
Yeah, I used to have bad passwords, but now I have multiple good ones. I get around the word thing by making up words and then making acronyms out of it. Then I add character variation. At least 8 characters.
They say you should have a huge, randomly generated 20 odd digit password and then keep a copy on your computer:) When I was younger I legit had password as all my passwords xD

Atlantis
August 3rd, 2016, 01:46 PM
They say you should have a huge, randomly generated 20 odd digit password and then keep a copy on your computer:) When I was younger I legit had password as all my passwords xD

I always used to use 'changeme' :)
There is a password safety checker here (https://password.kaspersky.com/) which I just used and apparently my password will take more than 10,000 centuries to crack, so I'm safe :)

Flapjack
August 3rd, 2016, 02:03 PM
I always used to use 'changeme' :)
There is a password safety checker here (https://password.kaspersky.com/) which I just used and apparently my password will take more than 10,000 centuries to crack, so I'm safe :)
I like that tool but as the guy in the video shown, they don't use brute force much:(

Porpoise101
August 3rd, 2016, 02:12 PM
Yeah, well brute force isn't the biggest security threat imo. I would say that company security breaches and phishing are more pervasive. The former means you can't do anything except limit the damage by using new passwords for every account. The latter is pervasive and requires using impulse and instinct to bait users. It is harder to control except with good judgement.

lemondrop
August 3rd, 2016, 04:04 PM
i've read somewhere an article about how strong is your password by Kaspersky (antivirus company)... You can test it out https://password.kaspersky.com/
mine says would take 3261centuries and other 4 years only ^.^

Jinglebottom
August 3rd, 2016, 04:15 PM
WTF!! Mine takes 18 minutes!!!

Atlantis
August 3rd, 2016, 05:00 PM
i've read somewhere an article about how strong is your password by Kaspersky (antivirus company)... You can test it out https://password.kaspersky.com/
mine says would take 3261centuries and other 4 years only ^.^

I linked that Kaspersky one above. Mine takes 10,000+ centuries on that one and on this one (https://howsecureismypassword.net/) 35 thousand years, so I'm safe :)

WTF!! Mine takes 18 minutes!!!
Oh dear.

Flapjack
August 3rd, 2016, 05:01 PM
WTF!! Mine takes 18 minutes!!!
It probably will take a lot yes because of dictionaries:)

everlong
August 3rd, 2016, 07:39 PM
According to Kaspersky, my password would take 4 months to crack. Another would take 4 centures. I'm good.

SethfromMI
August 3rd, 2016, 07:41 PM
327 centuries. oh yea

Leprous
August 3rd, 2016, 10:12 PM
Heyy guys I found this video showing how they crack password and what passwords are harder to crack, I figured the more geeky members on here would appreciate it:)
7U-RbOKanYs

Oh hell yes. I love you Jack.

bougainvillea
August 5th, 2016, 02:42 AM
I'm happy with 4 centuries.

Flapjack
August 5th, 2016, 02:38 PM
Mine is a solid 31 mins xD That is with brute force... with a dictionary it must be seconds xD

Voice_Of_Unreason
August 5th, 2016, 04:04 PM
My everyday is 4 months, so I feel pretty secure. My more valuable password is over a year.

It is amazing how easily passwords can be gained. I always try to keep mine random and and over 8 letters. I also use a variety of passwords, with different computer, forum, and bank passwords, so if someone guesses one, they can't access everything else.