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How Easy Can Your Password Be Hacked? Method 2

Postby 3f037d77ef394f0c9ef4388fcb4b4f73 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:06 am


I was wondering on how you could add punctuation to method 2, known as the Brute Force Attack. I'm trying to see if I can add it to complete my project

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Re: How Easy Can Your Password Be Hacked? Method 2

Postby charlesg » Sat May 16, 2020 5:08 pm


I understand that you are asking about this project: https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science- ... #procedure

If you'd like to add punctuation or symbols, you can extend the 62-characters-per-wheel analogy to include additional characters. Now, at each step, pick a character from one of the following groups:
* a-z
* A-Z
* 0-9
* ,;:. (or other punctutation)

Then continue to try all combinations for each length. With more symbols, this will take longer and longer, so beware that it is not very efficient.

Hope that helps. Let us know if you have any additional questions.


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