Submitted by jarome on Mon, 12/10/2012 - 10:06

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According to Ars Technica, a new GPU-powered computer can crack any 8-character windows password in less then 6 hours. Of course it would need to have stolen the hashed password file to do this. Nonetheless, it is time to increase password length. Since the difficulty of cracking a password goes up exponentially with length, a 10-character password is probably long enough for now.

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