How secure is my password and how long will it take to crack?

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This topic comes up quite a fair bit some some clients. They do not realise the risk of having simple passwords until it’s too late.

It also means people can be looking at your data without even knowing.

We recommend passwords at a minimim to be 6 characters (however we recommend 8) , and also to have upper, lower, alphanumber and special characters in the password.
The password %^@gtgTT is easier to crack than aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

The reason is only because of length not complexity.
Here is some examples of weak passwords used in 2015.

To see how hard it is to crack your password, click this link and it will take you external to our site using a calculator to see how long it takes.

One thought on “How secure is my password and how long will it take to crack?

  1. MP says:

    We are recommending a min now of 8 characters at min, preferably 10 or more.
    You can do this by using complex sentences.
    For example
    1loveLEXUScarsGREAT$$$ – 252 SEXTILLION YEARS
    This is harder to crack then g$6$%$S – 7 MINUTES

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