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50% of corporate passwords crackable within a few minutes

2014/08/15

SC Magazine - (International) Trustwave released the results of research that analyzed 620,000 passwords compiled over 2 years and found that around 50 percent of U.S. corporate passwords could be cracked using a brute force method within a few minutes, while 92 percent could be cracked within 31 days. The research found that a longer password containing only letters took much longer to brute force compared to a shorter password that also includes numbers and special characters.

Source: http://www.scmagazineuk.com/50-of-corporate-passwords-crackable-within-a-few-minutes/article/366470/

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