Password Brute Force Calculator provides an estimate on how long a computer would take to figure out (i.e. crack). Your password is 13 characters long and has 367,034,448,698,777,600 combinations. It takes 7,121,405.58 hours or 296,725.23 days to crack your password on computer that tries 25,769,803,776 passwords per hour. Try your bank PIN! (via LifeHacker)
User Name and Password, a video by Darren Barefoot, illustrating one aspect of a geek’s life: Darren’s site is down as I post this. Maybe his site has been digged. My question: where or how do you store all the login information? Post-it notes is a silly but popular method.
I counted the number of passwords I need to do my job: 15, and I’m probably forgetting some. Retarded. Some of those have to be changed every month due to a security policy for idiots who don’t know how to choose a good password. And where do I store all these passwords? In a plain, text file, of course; or on Post-It notes scattered around my desk. Then I have