How I’d Hack Your Weak Passwords - Lifehacker


Randomly substitute numbers for letters that look similar. The letter ‘o' becomes the number ‘0′, or even better an ‘@' or ‘*'. (i.e. – m0d3ltf0rd… like modelTford)

Randomly throw in capital letters (i.e. – Mod3lTF0rd)

Think of something you were attached to when you were younger, but DON'T CHOOSE A PERSON'S NAME! Every name plus every word in the dictionary will fail under a simple brute force attack.

Maybe a place you loved, or a specific car, an attraction from a vacation, or a favorite restaurant?

You really need to have different username / password combinations for everything. Remember, the technique is to break into anything you access just to figure out your standard password, then compromise everything else. This doesn't work if you don't use the same password everywhere.


Det er mellom 6 og 8 tegn det tar av for alvor. Du bør lese hele artikkelen. Og tenkt deg ekstra godt om på epost-passordet. Har en først kommet seg inn i innboksen så kan en få tilsendt nytt passord eller påminnelse fra de fleste andre steder.