See Just How Quickly Hackers Can Get Your Password

Passphrase VS Password

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- You've heard over and over not to use the password 1,2,3,4,5. In fact it takes hackers 1 second to hack that password.

But recently a USA Today reader said they heard about a certain passphrase “I love fresh sashimi tuna.”
That's a mouthful and a lot of key strokes, but Tech Expert, Kim Komando, says long passphrases provide the same randomness as a haphazard collection of letters and symbols. It’s also probably easier for you to remember
However, just because it's a phrase doesn't mean it’s not hackable. That’s where the secure password check comes in handy.

It gives you an estimate of how long it would take a hacker to figure out. For instance, if you type in “I want to be Kim Kardashian. “It’s 10,000 centuries.

You can have some fun check out passphrase and testing codes at Kaspersky Lab.

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