How Predictable is Your Password

How Predictable is Your Password

By Melanie Gass ‘The Microsoft Princess’

Microsoft is working to ‘read your mind’ to help strengthen passwords.–PC Pitstop

Password Hacking Telepathy
I don’t know about you, but I always wondered how hackers know passwords when they aren’t so obvious. There’s always the possibility of using a software to hack in of course, but are they really smart enough to read our minds and figure out what we chose?

Microsoft Research has been working on a password telepathy that can help you understand how predictable your password is to a hacker. As you type in a password, it guesses what your password is.

I decided to test this out. I have what I figured are unlikely, especially since one in particular is a random generated one. The result? 2 of 2 were guessed correct!

Here’s the link to test your passwords. Happy password changing!
https://telepathwords.research.microsoft.com/

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This excerpt appears with permission from The Microsoft Princess.

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One thought on “How Predictable is Your Password

  1. Your Techtalk was not very helpful, especially since it inclulded links which were determined to be in-secure. Why not simplify steps or procedures and issue only them? We are not tech savt, We need direct – accurate guidance, not generalized probabilities.

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