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!
This excerpt appears with permission from The Microsoft Princess.