1. Jazmac's Avatar
    how SECURE is your password?

    Mine would take: 164 thousand years

    See just how long it would take to crack your password.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    05-12-2013 05:18 PM
  2. mase123987's Avatar
    I can't be the only one who feels weird about entering password info on a random site....Has it been proved to be safe by someone credible (like a major site)?
    05-12-2013 07:21 PM
  3. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    252 days for mine.
    05-12-2013 07:35 PM
  4. Detectionable's Avatar
    I can't be the only one who feels weird about entering password info on a random site....Has it been proved to be safe by someone credible (like a major site)?
    Yea exactly, if it is a bogus site, the hackers have more dictionary passwords to add to their hacking tools
    05-12-2013 07:48 PM
  5. Cleavitt76's Avatar
    "It would take About 7 billion years for a desktop PC to crack your password."

    Based on that, I'll set a reminder to change my password every billion years or so.
    Jazmac and BIGPADDY like this.
    05-13-2013 12:26 PM
  6. fwaits's Avatar
    The site calculates it in the browser, you don't submit data back to a server. It's all done locally on your PC in the browser window.
    Jazmac likes this.
    05-13-2013 12:32 PM
  7. gedzum's Avatar
    Wow 100 million years It was also a password I could actually remember too. Also not a password I'm actually using at the moment.

    desktop_2013_05_15_10_50_33_966.jpg
    05-15-2013 04:55 AM
  8. Coreldan's Avatar
    Lol, while I probably believe that it's done client-side and the data never leaves the webpage, I'm still suspicious enough to not input my password there.
    05-15-2013 06:43 AM
  9. haydt1's Avatar
    Yeah. Stay away from this. We all know nothing in a browser ever gets captured or stolen huh?
    05-15-2013 09:12 AM
  10. peacefulberry's Avatar
    I WOULD ADVISE EVERYONE TO STAY AWAY FROM ANY SITE LIKE THIS!

    When you develop websites, you know that there are easy ways to track every ip that visits the site. All they need to do is link an IP address with an email address and use the time you entered your password with the time your IP address visited the site. Your Microsoft ID is also linked to Xbox, SkyDrive, and every other Microsoft service. I would advise anyone that did this to change your password.
    05-15-2013 10:32 AM
  11. Cleavitt76's Avatar
    I agree that your advice is probably a good idea in general and most people shouldn't enter sensitive info into random websites. However, I can't think of any feasible way to link an IP address to an email address. They aren't related to each other in any way and IP addresses change often anyway. I also viewed the webpages source code (briefly) and I didn't see any obvious trickery or calls back to the server. Just in case though, I didn't actually use my exact password. I changed minor things that wouldn't affect the results (such as an 8 to a 9 or a "b" to an "r"), but render the "password" useless.
    05-15-2013 12:34 PM
  12. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    Hmmmmmmm I let the result speak for themselves I didn't either know you could get such a number.

    password.png

    It would take About 580 quadrillion years for a desktop PC to crack your password.

    Don't worry guys about my password being taken, I update once a year this is from last year.
    05-15-2013 12:50 PM
  13. txaggies07's Avatar
    10 million years

    Also...the site is not sending info back to the server when you type.
    05-15-2013 01:04 PM
  14. 5tephen's Avatar
    It would take About 277 thousand years for a desktop PC to crack your password.

    Nice!
    05-15-2013 01:06 PM
  15. peacefulberry's Avatar
    I agree that your advice is probably a good idea in general and most people shouldn't enter sensitive info into random websites. However, I can't think of any feasible way to link an IP address to an email address. They aren't related to each other in any way and IP addresses change often anyway. I also viewed the webpages source code (briefly) and I didn't see any obvious trickery or calls back to the server. Just in case though, I didn't actually use my exact password. I changed minor things that wouldn't affect the results (such as an 8 to a 9 or a "b" to an "r"), but render the "password" useless.
    Spammers and scammers are professionals. What I was trying to explain without being too technical is that when you email someone, your IP address is attached to your email. Lets say you just sent an email to person A and person A's email account was recently hacked. They will be able to retrieve both your email address and IP from the email you just sent person A. From there, they can match your IP address from the site and the password that you entered. Now this only works if you use the same IP for everything, such as a home or work PC. Don't get me wrong, only 1 out of 100 scenarios may be able to work using the above example...but why take that risk? I would rather have a 0% chance by not inputting my password anywhere else but where it needs to be. :)

    Of course you can always use a fake or old password just for fun, but I wouldn't put any current password in there...
    05-15-2013 01:15 PM
  16. GraemeT's Avatar
    Interesting thread. Lots of good comments. Hope mine can be added to them. So, I gave it a go. Kind of wishing I hadn't now after reading some of the posts. Anyway, I did it. I'm not sure I buy this. What I think is odd is this. My answer was something stupid like a million years. Yet the password I entered was only twelve characters long. I haven't done the maths admittedly but isn't that (no. of possible characters)^12 or something? Just counting the keys on my keyboard I think I could generate around 100 different characters. So, say 100^12. That doesn't even overflow the Windows Accessories Calculator. There is an assumption here and that's you're using a western keyboard. Cyrillic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean characters and the like would add a whole new ball game. Given that the assumption might be a good start, what's the crack machine doing for the other 999,999 years?
    05-16-2013 01:49 PM

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