#9467770, By NimbusTLD uplay accounts hacked - please read

  • NimbusTLD 26 Mar 2013 15:21:30 65 posts
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    @Shikasama That is incorrect. Using all 96 possible characters (lower and uppercase, numbers and symbols) for an 8 character password yields 7.2 quadrillion possibilities. Using a supercomputer which is trying 1,000,000,000 passwords/sec it would take 83.5 days to go through every single permutation. On a more realistic setup with 100,000,000 passwords/sec it would take over 2 years. Increase the character count by 1 to 9 and time to crack increases exponentially. So for all intents and purposes it is impractical to crack a random 16 character password. Obviously this does not apply to dictionary words and commonly used passwords patterns.

    Edited by NimbusTLD at 15:37:00 26-03-2013
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