Jan 31, 2010

Your Password

We always get bugged by those sites that request us to put a number in our password, they wont accept our simple 'omak' Password, they insist on having at least 8 characters..annoying right ?

But in reality, this is often done for a reason.. Below is a table of how long will it take for a Brute Force Attack* to try every single possible combination of letters and crack your password

Adding just one capital letter and one sign (#$%^) would change the processing time for an 8 character password from 2.4 days to 2.1 centuries !! Definitely worth it

Brute Force Attack: is when a hacker uses software to try everysingle combination of letters + numbers and to randomly get your password !

Password Length All Characters Only Lowercase

3 characters

4 characters

5 characters

6 characters

7 characters

8 characters

9 characters

10 characters

11 characters

12 characters

13 characters

14 characters

0.86 seconds

1.36 minutes

2.15 hours

8.51 days

2.21 years

2.10 centuries

20 millennia

1,899 millennia

180,365 millennia

17,184,705 millennia

1,627,797,068 millennia

154,640,721,434 millennia

0.02 seconds

.046 seconds

11.9 seconds

5.15 minutes

2.23 hours

2.42 days

2.07 months

4.48 years

1.16 centuries

3.03 millennia

78.7 millennia

2,046 millennia

For Sami and Tammam
Century = 100 Years
Millennia = 1000 Years

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