Sunday, May 23, 2010

Password Strength Infographic

Interesting password graphic from CXO. I am not quite sure what the people axis is meant to show, or exactly what social class is represented by a Douche. In any case, the examples were verified by Google’s password strength meter, and give a good visual the password spectrum (click to enlarge).



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Matt Weir said...

I think what the graph really shows is how poor most password strength meters are. For example, nc1701 is not a good password even against an online attack, (where an attacker is limited in the number of guesses they can make). When protecting against online attacks I'm much more of a fan of a blacklisting approach.

I have to admit I was amused by someone using a Fibonacci number as a password though.

Unknown said...

You're right as always Matt. It would probably more helpful to see the password policy statement as well in the graphic. It seems that its possible to tradeoff length against complexity.

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Anonymous said...

In other words password cracking?

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