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Windows 7: How strong is your password?

20 Jul 2011   #11

W7 Professional x64

My current 'normal' password would take:
Offline Fast Attack Scenario: 0.00321 seconds
Massive Cracking Array Scenario: 0.00000321 seconds

The Password I'm transitioning to:
Online Attack Scenario: 1.83 billion centuries
Offline Fast Attack Scenario: 18.28 centuries
Massive Cracking Array Scenario: 1.83 years

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20 Jul 2011   #12


New technology starts to breed new ways to crack passwords:

High Performance Computing In Information Security
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28 Jul 2011   #13
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by
The #1 most commonly used password is “123456”, and the 4th most common is “Password.” So any password attacker and cracker would try those two passwords immediately. Yet the Search Space Calculator above shows the time to search for those two passwords online (assuming a very fast online rate of 1,000 guesses per second) as 18.52 minutes and 17.33 centuries respectively! If “123456” is the first password that's guessed, that wouldn't take 18.52 minutes. And no password cracker would wait 17.33 centuries before checking to see whether “Password” is the magic phrase.
Just be aware it's not a password strength meter. Good find!
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28 Jul 2011   #14
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Normally I'd have the same thoughts, but it's a very well respected security site who's tools have been a very useful to me for me are far back as I can remember.
Me too John. I first used his Port Authority scanner.
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28 Jul 2011   #15

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
I'm a suspicious old cove so how do we know this Gibson chappie isn't gleefully harvesting IP addresses along with the password?

He ain't having mine!!
Its JavaScript, you passwords never leave your computer when you enter them.
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30 Jul 2011   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1

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