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Passwords: A Necessary Evil

Remembering Passwords More than 30 percent of people admit to using their pets’ names to come up with passwords that are “easy to remember”1. Replacing letters with numbers may seem like it makes them secure, but it’s not always the case. Comparing the password strength using the estimated time to crack the passwords “Tr0ub4dor&3” and “correct horse battery staple” turns out that the first only defies a few months, while the 4-word string lasts centuries2....

August 26, 2022 · 2 min · 322 words · Me