How Secure is Your Password?

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I have a love/hate relationship with passwords. They’re super important for keeping everything secure, especially in this day and age, but they’re a pain in the butt to keep track of. It also seems like every single thing you look at these days wants you to create an account with a password. It might be tempting to use simple passwords that are easy to guess, but perhaps these stats will change your mind.

Take a look at the image to see how much time it takes a hacker’s computer to randomly guess your password. The 1st column describes your password’s length and other describes the time to crack it.

As you can see, a password which consists of combination of special characters, numbers, upper and lower case letters is more difficult to crack then a simple string of numbers or alphabets. People who set 123456, password, 12345678, qwerty, abc123 etc. as their password which makes a hacker’s job a hell of a lot easier.
So how can you keep track of all the password floating around out there? Password managers like pwSafe can help. If you can keep track of one super secure password for your safe, then you can write down the rest of you tricky super secure passwords and reference them whenever you need to.