It takes an average of 5 seconds to crack an easy password on a Windows machine; considerably longer on BSD or Linux.

Always use a strong password. A strong password is a password with many letters and numbers. A good password never has a name of a friend or a pet.

 

No password is uncrackable.

 

exlaimation markThe best you can do is make it difficult to guess your password

 

Here is a list of the top worst passwords that people use:

 

bad passwords

Never use those passwords!

Best use mixed-character passwords of eight characters or more and use different passwords for different services.

Good passwords look like this:

wer$wIll2nicHt

 

If you’re a little stuck trying to figure out how secure your password is, Microsoft has this handy tool available for free.

 

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