When It Comes to Passwords – Size Matters
For those who wonder why the signup form suggests you to use special characters and uppercase letters in your password, this might crack open that inner genius in you.
This elegant GIF shows you an estimate of how long a brute force attack might take to crack your password. Besides, do consider that it could actually take years if you take the ‘limited password attempt’ security measures, captcha entry and security questions into account. But hey… That’s not an excuse to use ‘password123’ as your password :)
This post was first published on August 7, 2014.