9 Characters or Less? Hacked in 2 Days

We recently stumbled upon this awesome graphic showcasing ideally how many characters your password should be.

Does your password only contain upper and lowercase letters and is less than 10 characters? It can be hacked in 7 hours. Even if you have a password that’s on the more complicated end but with 10 characters or less, it will be hacked in 2 days. 

A brute force attack (also known as brute force cracking) is the cyberattack equivalent of trying every key on your key ring, and eventually finding the right one.

This is a great reminder of why 1) you should use a password manager to create and store strong, unique passwords and 2) turn on 2 factor authentication for all your accounts

We recommend 1Password. You can read about the top reasons we think 1Password is the best password manager on our blog. 

Start implementing 2 factor authentication for all your accounts and you can rest easier at night knowing that your accounts are protected. You can read more about it here.

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