As if we didn’t have enough things to worry about in 2023!
How fast can a hacker guess your password in 2023? Turns out, for most of you, instantly.
A start reminder of how important password security is
So next time you sigh in exasperation of the website security informing you need more special characters, length or mix of lowercase & uppercases, remember it’s for a great cause!
What are the key takeaways we can take from this?
Number only passwords are a no-no! This really should make you think about the quality of date based passwords or pins. Leverage 2FA in instances where number only passwords or PINs are the only options.
Length matters but without combining special character sets and case, you’ll need a lot of them.
In Summary I would also leave you with this note, this is the situation for RIGHT now this moment. Please also consider with advances in quantum computing, AI and tools & technologies most of us cannot comprehend, the hacking times are going to get even faster.
However, the most unsecure password of them all, is the password phished, or on the device that’s been compromised so always be extra careful online clicking on emails.