Crack Your Password? See How Long It Takes At New Site.

I am a regular reader of the Sophos blog because they have so many great articles on computer security.  They recently delved into how to tell if your password is strong enough, and at the end of it all, it really boils down to length – the longer your password, the more secure it is likely to be.  I have been exchanging my 7 and 8 character passwords for new ones that are at least 14 characters long, with a good mix of upper and lower case letters, numbers, and symbols.  The full article can be found on Sophos.

There is a new web site called Passfault Analyzer that will analyze your current password and tell you how long it would take to crack using automated brute force techniques the hackers use.  To check your password out, just click here.

Since LinkedIn has reported that they have lost control of 6.5 million passwords, and other site like eHarmony and Facebook also having had similar problems recently, it is a great time to craft a new, longer, more complex set of passwords, and deploy them to your online accounts.


About the Author:

I am a cybersecurity and IT instructor, cybersecurity analyst, pen-tester, trainer, and speaker. I am an owner of the WyzCo Group Inc. In addition to consulting on security products and services, I also conduct security audits, compliance audits, vulnerability assessments and penetration tests. I also teach Cybersecurity Awareness Training classes. I work as an information technology and cybersecurity instructor for several training and certification organizations. I have worked in corporate, military, government, and workforce development training environments I am a frequent speaker at professional conferences such as the Minnesota Bloggers Conference, Secure360 Security Conference in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, the (ISC)2 World Congress 2016, and the ISSA International Conference 2017, and many local community organizations, including Chambers of Commerce, SCORE, and several school districts. I have been blogging on cybersecurity since 2006 at

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