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8-character Passwords Should No Longer Be a Security Standard
« on: February 25, 2019, 12:56:17 pm »
Recently, it was discovered that ANY 8-character password can be cracked in under three hours with the most current hardware.
For Linux users, the time for cracking may be more, but the password is fully crackable.

Every possible combination of Upper, Lower, Number and Symbol characters can be fully cracked on a single device, in around two and a half hours, give or take.

It is strongly recommended to change such passwords and make them longer, switch from meaningful words to random characters.

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Re: 8-character Passwords Should No Longer Be a Security Standard
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2019, 03:08:05 pm »
Yes, try 26-symbol ones to be sure.
Hardware is advancing at an alarming pace.

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Re: 8-character Passwords Should No Longer Be a Security Standard
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2019, 10:03:13 pm »
Thank you so much for the indeed, incredible concept to share with. I do admire the effort and will continue to learn from these forums.

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Re: 8-character Passwords Should No Longer Be a Security Standard
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2019, 10:49:02 am »
Having the right password has become such a hefty task. You are 100% correct at this. There should be more characters as default now. Could you share the reference where you read this?

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Re: 8-character Passwords Should No Longer Be a Security Standard
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2019, 02:35:09 pm »
Having the right password has become such a hefty task. You are 100% correct at this. There should be more characters as default now. Could you share the reference where you read this?

If you Google "8 character passwords cracked in under 2.5 hours", you will find plenty of articles.