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How long does it take to crack your password?

29 April 2022

by Kevin Welsh, IT Manager

Cyber security specialists, Hive Systems, have researched password patterns and devised a matrix that can tell hackers how long it will take to crack your password. The results are eye-opening to say the least.

Although it can often seem like a nuisance, there is a clear reason in which websites demand a combination of numbers, special characters, upper and lowercase letters.

So, how long will a hacker need to crack my password?

If you would like to test your password combinations to determine how secure they are, here is a fantastic website to use. You will be amazed!

Top Tip: Use a Password Manager

Using a reliable password manager is key. This should be compatible with all of your devices – it enables you to save multiple passwords in encrypted form to save you having to remember them. Your passwords may be accessed with a single strong master password.

If you have any IT related queries, please contact our IT Support team in Bury.

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