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Hackers can crack 59% of passwords in an hour

18
Jun
2024
Hackers can crack 59% of passwords in an hour

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Although World Password Day, held annually on the first Thursday in May, has passed, our — and we hope your — fascination with password security continues. Instead of analyzing artificial “test-tube” passwords created for lab studies, we stayed in the real world — examining actual passwords leaked on the dark web. The results were alarming: 59% of these passwords could be cracked in less than an hour — and all it takes is a modern graphics card and a bit of know-how.

Today’s post explains how hackers crack passwords and how to counter it (spoiler alert: use reliable protection and automatically check your passwords for leaks).

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