Time to upgrade your standard password!

Hardware is getting so fast it’s getting easier and easier to crack passwords.

 Here’s an article about how long your password should be in today’s world.

How to create a ‘super password’
By John D. Sutter, CNN
August 20, 2010

(CNN) — Say goodbye to those wimpy, eight-letter passwords.

The 12-character era of online security is upon us, according to a report published this week by the Georgia Institute of Technology.

The researchers used clusters of graphics cards to crack eight-character passwords in less than two hours.

But when the researchers applied that same processing power to 12-character passwords, they found it would take 17,134 years to make them snap.

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