Think Your Password Is Secure From The NSA? Try This

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden

Seven minutes. That’s how long it would take to crack one of the passwords we had been using for more than ten years, according to the crypto experts at Silent Circle. The typical ‘dog’s name, daughter’s nickname, favorite ice-cream’ style password won’t typically thwart government agencies that are keen to spy on their citizens. They can easily be cracked in a matter of minutes. Since cracking algorithms succeed by picking up patterns in human behavior, the key to a secure password is randomness and disorder. In the security business, this is known as entropy.

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