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How Simply Upper-Casing Your Password Can Frustrate a Hacker

by bill - 2011-02-10 - ( education / tech / computers / internet )

Simply upper-casing your password can frustrate a hacker's attemptsvia How simply upper-casing your password can frustrate a hackers attempts at breaking into your account.

A six-letter password in lower-case text takes a hacker's computer just ten minutes to crack, according to statistics collated by Bloomberg Businessweek. But make those letters upper-case and it takes ten hours for it to randomly work out your password.

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