Choose strong passwords, or don’t bother at all



May 30th, 2008

Over on Hardware 2.0 I've got a post showing you how quickly weak Windows logon passwords can be cracked using a tool such as Ophcrack.

The results were quite staggering. In less than 50 seconds three weak passwords had been recovered (shame on you pcdoc, Fred and Betty … I’m not letting you on my systems again). However, two much longer and more complex passwords (one consisting of alphanumeric characters, the other more complex) survived.

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If that doesn't get you motivated to change those weak passwords this weekend, I'm not sure what will!

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