How Quickly Can Your Password Be Hacked?
- Post by Janet Gehring
- March 14, 2022
How quickly can your password be hacked? It depends. Hackers use sophisticated knowledge and tools to try and crack passwords. You can make it harder for them by using multi-factor authentication, complex passphrases, or passwords created at random by a password manager.
New research from Hive Systems shows the relative strength of a password against a brute force cracking attempt, based on the password’s length and complexity:
Without getting too technical, the following are among the assumptions Hive Systems used to create this table:
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