Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming more prevalent in our technologically advanced world as people continue to embrace its benefits. While some individuals are integrating AI into their daily lives, others remain wary. Recent reports indicate that although AI has made significant advancements, it is not yet capable of surpassing human intelligence.
As the use of AI becomes more widespread, there are growing concerns about its ability to easily crack and compromise the passwords of millions of individuals, posing a significant threat to cybersecurity. A recent study by Home Security Heroes, which found that commonly used passwords are particularly vulnerable to AI cracking techniques, with some passwords being cracked in less than a minute.
Weak Password vs Strong Password
The study conducted by Home Security Heroes showed that artificial intelligence can easily crack more than 50% of commonly used passwords. Using PassGAN, an AI password cracker, the study tested a dataset of 15,680,000 passwords and found that 51% of these passwords could be cracked in less than a minute. Additionally, the study revealed that 65% of commonly used passwords could be compromised within an hour.
To ensure strong cybersecurity, it is important to follow certain guidelines for creating passwords. One should avoid using commonly used passwords, as well as those consisting of only digits.
It is also recommended to avoid using small character length passwords, and instead opt for passwords that are 18 characters long.
sing passwords consisting of a mix of numbers, symbols, upper and lower-case letters, etc., is also advised. It is important to change passwords frequently, as they are the gateway to one’s life.
If you have difficulty remembering passwords, consider using a password manager to save them. Additionally, it is not a good idea to use the same password for all of your accounts.
The study mentioned earlier shows that AI can easily crack passwords that are commonly used by people, such as phone numbers and dates of birth. Passwords with small character lengths are also at risk of being breached by artificial intelligence.
However, the study found that passwords that contain a mixture of characters and symbols, and are at least 18 characters long, are likely to take a longer time to detect.
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