Time to upgrade your standard password!

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Technology - Software
Written by Lila
Sunday, 22 August 2010 10:53

Hardware is getting so fast it's getting easier and easier to crack passwords.

 Here's an article about how long your password should be in today's world.

How to create a 'super password'
By John D. Sutter, CNN
August 20, 2010

(CNN) -- Say goodbye to those wimpy, eight-letter passwords.

The 12-character era of online security is upon us, according to a report published this week by the Georgia Institute of Technology.

The researchers used clusters of graphics cards to crack eight-character passwords in less than two hours.

But when the researchers applied that same processing power to 12-character passwords, they found it would take 17,134 years to make them snap.

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http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/innovation/08/20/super.passwords/index.html?hpt=T2