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2/07/2011

Password Hacking Time

Data from Gartner, Forrester, Duo Security, Imperva, LastBit Software
via http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/11_06/b4214036460585.htm

Most common passwords:
123456, password, 12345678, qwerty, abc123


In password brute-forcing time (in general)

number of characters 6 chars 7 chars 8 chars 9 chars
lowercase only 10 minutes 4 hours 4 days 4 months
+ uppercase 10 hours 23 days 3 years 178 years
+ numbers + symbols 18 days 4 years 463 years 44,530 years

Chance of users using a common password or simple combination word:
50%

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