One-thousandth of a second. That’s all it takes for a hacker to crack a 6-character password. Literally in the blink of an eye.
In the August 2016 issue of Ideas & Discoveries Magazine (ID), the publication paints a chilling picture of just how vulnerable passwords are. The article, aptly titled “The End of the P@$$word,” explains how hackers across the globe employ a variety of tactics to obtain passwords easily from countless millions of people around the world.
The article quotes Mark Burnett, author of the book Perfect Passwords, who states that “The most common passwords are shared by 98.8% of all users. And a current list of these 10,000 words is just a mouse click away.”
Hacking The CIA
Just how vulnerable are we? Consider this: John Brennan, director of the CIA, was recently shocked to find much of his personal information had been made available on WikiLeaks. Information such as his address book, details about his wife, personal bills, and secret case files.
If hackers can get all that information from the director of the CIA, just how at risk are car dealers such as yourself?