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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

(I) Great App to evaluate your passwords - Steve Gibson does it again

InfoSec legend Steve Gibson of Gibson Research (GRC), SpinRight hard disk utility, TWIT Security Now podcaster has created a password evaluation web application called Haystack.

What you do is enter your password(s) (hopefully you have more than one password) to see how long it would take a hacker to crack your password.

Haystack tests if the hacker attempted cracking by online login brute force of a website, say your Gmail or Facebook login or like the cluster f€#* Sony and Gawker where the entire password file was taken and hacked offline or with serious hacking power. Steve shows you how long it would take a hacker to get into your account(s).

You will be shocked at how fast today's hacking techniques can guess and crack passwords, but what is AWESOME about Steve's App is you can add a few dashes '-' or dots '.' for example, or any other characters to increase a weak password to a great one.

So check it out as this is a New TOP 10 utility for computer users and InfoSec pros to understand how to create a better password.

GRC Haystack Application

#InfoSec #GRC #SGGRC #Haystack