attempt to reduce the number of trials required and will usually be attempted before brute force.Higher password bit strength exponentially increases the number of candidate passwords that must be checked, on average, to recover the password and reduces the likelihood that the password will be found in any cracking dictionary.That was a solution that could have worked two or three years ago, he says, but today it's something hackers routinely crack."They actually built specialized hardware designed just for that," he says."They can almost instantly guess what variations you've come up with for other websites and test that very, very quickly."Another password pattern people try is using the first letter of words in a sentence or from favorite song lyrics. Hackers can steal your static passwords a bunch of different ways; it’s easier than you might think.In 2012, password theft alone increased by 300% with identity theft going up by 33%.
And here’s the kicker: Dashlane users average between 50 and 60 different online accounts each. Bad move, says Schalit, because cyber crooks are already onto you.
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© | As my co-worker Greg puts it: They put the food on the table hacking accounts, and their kids want new shoes, i Phones, and a bigger house.
Right now, they’re hacking you and their kids are screaming, ‘Dad, can I get the new i Pad for Christmas?