Aug 07 2023

How an 8-Character Password Could be Cracked in Just a Few Minutes

Category: Password Securitydisc7 @ 9:14 am

Advances in graphics processing technology and AI have slashed the time needed to crack a password using brute force techniques, says Hive Systems.We may be compensated by vendors who appear on this page through methods such as affiliate links or sponsored partnerships. This may influence how and where their products appear on our site, but vendors cannot pay to influence the content of our reviews. For more info, visit our Terms of Use page.

Security experts keep advising us to create strong and complex passwords to protect our online accounts and data from savvy cybercriminals. And “complex” typically means using lowercase and uppercase characters, numbers, and even special symbols. But, complexity by itself can still open your password to cracking if it doesn’t contain enough characters, according to research by security firm Hive Systems.

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