A team of security experts used AI to see how long it would take to crack the most common passwords. The test used 15,680,000 common passwords… AI cracked:

  • 51% of passwords in less than one minute

  • 65% of passwords in an hour or less

  • 71% in about a day

  • 81% in a month

  • The study found that a 10-character password with numbers and lower-case letters would be cracked in under one hour which is 65% of all tested passwords.

  • Adding another layer of complexity with upper case letters or special characters boosts the cracking time to an estimated five years!


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