Criminals have learned to pick up passwords in 12 minutes

The authors of The Conversation concluded that passwords as a means of data protection are outdated. Criminals have already learned to choose the right combinations in 12 minutes

The authors of The Conversation analyzed the problem and found that choosing a password has now become a simple task. If a hacker has a password file of the desired length, he can use it for the brute force method. And if you use cloud computing, the password of eight characters can be picked up in just 12 minutes. Such time savings will cost the criminal quite cheaply – in $ 25. In addition, there are online services that offer buyers archives with combinations. For example, you can buy an archive of 593 million email addresses and passwords to them. Such collections are also inexpensive. Hashed passwords can also be easily converted using Google or Yandex search.