How Secure Is Your Password?
Passwords are a key component to our online lives. They have a very important job – to help keep our data and personal information safe. But how secure is your password? Is your password strong enough to keep people from gaining unauthorized access through using a password cracking technique known as brute forcing? How Secure Is My Password is a website which will tell you how long it would take for a brute force attack to crack your password if it were running on an average desktop PC.
The website uses a relatively simple algorithm to calculate the time it would take to crack a password. It takes the number of possible characters to the power of the length of the password and then divides that by the number of calculations per second (which in this case is 10 million). For those who are concerned about their security (which is a legitimate concern), I would recommend not inputting your actual password, but one that is close to it. It should give you an idea how secure your password actually is.
More information provided directly from the sites FAQ:
Watch the video above for the full demo. Feel free to leave a comment with how long it would take to crack your password(s).