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Windows 7: Password security

11 Sep 2011   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Linux Mint Julia, in dual boot mode

Just something about these billions of centuries that are calculated for cracking a password. Do not forget that it only means that the password can be cracked with a certainty of 100% in that time.
If a certain password can be cracked in 1,000 years and another one in 1,000
centuries it does not mean that the former is always cracked faster. It could be that the latter is cracked after 15 seconds when you are running the program and are lucky.
It is a misunderstanding of statistics as so often. When it is calculated that the possibilty of an accident taking place is once in a million years it says nothing about when the accident will take place. It could be after 2 years.

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