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    Question regarding times for cracking passwords

    Hi there. I'm wondering if any of you know a nice site where I can compare the time it takes to crack different passwords?! I.e passwords with only small letters, big and small letters, with numbers and with signs like @ and so on. Would be nice to show the users how much difference a harder password does.

    Thanks in advance. Alka
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    Passwords

    I'm assuming you are refering to brute force tests..

    The first thing crackers use is usualy a dictionary attack..
    The password is tested agains a list of "common passwords"
    If the password is in that list it's cracked in absolutely no time at all..
    The second stage is the real brute forcing..
    Testing aaaaa then aaaab etc..

    why not try it yourself with l0pthCrack or some other tool
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    thanks the_JinX for your fast reply.
    I think I might have been a little unclear in my previous question. I was talking about brute force and I could get the numbers myself but I want to know about a password like Ag5&@VkdA@+55:ssOt and as we all know, that one would take quite some time to break. Then I want to show the users how much safer this is than the <wifes name> they use now.
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    Here try this artical: http://news.com.com/2100-1009_3-5053063.html
    Or this articalL: http://geodsoft.com/howto/password/c..._passwords.htm
    That should get you started.
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    That was just what I was looking for. Thanks alot guys.
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