Friday, August 20, 2010

Your Password Should Be At Least 12 Random Characters Long of Any Kind to Be Safe

Recent research from the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) indicates that to defeat a new generation of encryption cracking software, passwords need a length of at least 12 randomized characters consisting of letters, numbers and symbols.

Eight-character passwords are inadequate now ... If eight characters is all you use, and if you restrict your characters to only alphabetic letters, it can be cracked in minutes

Want to deter hackers? Make your password longer [via]

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