“This document shows the approximate amount of time required for a computer or a cluster of computers to guess various passwords. The figures shown are approximate and are the maximum time required to guess each password using a simple brute force ‘key-search’ attack, it may (and probably will) be possible to guess correctly without trying all the combinations shown using other methods of attack or by having a ‘lucky guess’.”
My default Web site login passwords could be cracked in aproximately 163 days. For my home network, I’m using 63-character length passwords our of a 96 character set. (Those aren’t even in the chart.) .How good are yours?
Published by Michael Sauers
Michael Sauers is currently the Director of Technology for Do Space in Omaha, NE. Michael has been training librarians in technology for the past twenty years and has also been a public library trustee, a bookstore manager for a library friends group, a reference librarian, serials cataloger, technology consultant, and bookseller since earning his MLS in 1995 from the University at Albany’s School of Information Science and Policy. Michael has also written dozens of articles for various journals and magazines and his fourteenth book, Emerging Technologies: A Primer for Librarians (w/ Jennifer Koerber) was published in May 2015 and more books are on the way. In his spare time he blogs at travelinlibrarian.info, runs The Collector’s Guide to Dean Koontz Web site, takes many, many photos, and typically reads more than 100 books a year.
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One Reply to “Password Recovery Speeds”
Fortunately, my password is above the 7.2 Quadrillion level.