Monday, 20 August 2007

Cracking your password

If you invited me to try and crack your password, you know the one that you use over and over for like every web page you visit, how many guesses would it take before I got it?

Let’s see… here is my top 10 list. Most passwords are much easier to gain than you might think allowing access into your e-mail, computer, or online banking. After all, if someone was to gain one they would probably get into all of them!
  • Your partner, child, or pet’s name, possibly followed by a 0 or 1
  • 123 or 1234 or 123456.
  • “password”
  • Your city, or college, football team name.
  • Date of birth - yours, your partner’s or your child’s.
  • “god”
  • “letmein”
  • “money”
  • “love"
  • Typing your email address into google to find your hobby

Statistically speaking that should probably cover about 70% of you. But don’t worry. If I didn’t get it yet it will probably only take a few more minutes before I do or someone else does.

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