Not very long ago, Amazon launched hosted computers in the
cloud. There are some things that the cloud is good for and there
are some things that it's not. It would appear that cracking short
(six letters) passwords can now be done with a little know how at a
cost of around a couple of Pounds / Euros/ Dollars per
This relies on just three things:
- The password is short, six letters.
- The computing power that is now available to everyone
(including the bad guys) at a couple of bucks an hour.
- Freely available code to perform the (cracking) task.
The time (and cost) taken for this approach increases
exponentially as the length of the password increases. In laymans
terms if cracking a five letter password takes 10 minutes, a six
letter password may take 100 minutes, in round terms a couple of
hours, and an seven letter password might take 1000 minutes or best
part of a day and an eight letter password would take a week or
Here is how...so please use longer
passwords, with numbers and punctuation.
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