Monday, March 28, 2005

Choosing Passwords

How good is your password? This question really is, how long does an attacker have to work to guess your password? Trying 100,000 passwords (for example all English words and names) takes a few seconds of computing time. Let's say 1 second per 50,000 passwords. So guessing a password that is an English word (like 'ladybug') can be done in 2 seconds. Here's a table of how good a random password is

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