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Out of Curiosity

Discussion in The No Count Section started by iProbie, Feb 15, 2013

  1. Apr 1, 2012
    How long will it take for an average person (or hacker or whatever) to find out a password that is 18 digits long?
  2. Jun 18, 2012
    Try-hard style I'd say ... 46*2=92*18=1656 outcomes but only cause I know your password is 18 digits.

    Edit: oops 92^18=2.2293635e+35 Think that's the right one. Let's type them all out?
  3. May 31, 2012
    Assuming only lowercase and uppercase chars and numbers, 26*2 +10 = 62; 62 possibilities in each of the 18 'digits', 62^18. If you meant digits as in only numerical password, it'd be 10^18, I believe.
  4. May 31, 2012
    What does that mean? Literally guessing? If it was just guessing, 1656 would be pretty small but
    ... and by digits are you meaning just numbers or is this 18 character/placements available? Most passwords are letters and numbers; some will have symbols and differentiate caps versus lowercase? May you please clarify for me :grin:
    Joshy, Feb 15, 2013 Last edited by Joshy, Feb 15, 2013
  5. Jun 18, 2012
    He means any numbers/letter/capital besides spaces I guess. And the number means the number with the . 35 places to the right.
  6. May 31, 2012
    I should have clarified what I had meant: I meant what he was meaning... I know what the e stands for lol thanks though haha. To be more precise to 92^18 it is 2.22936352980620 x 10^35 lmfao although I am sure someone else will outdo me here.


    Lol now I am having fun looking for more precise answers lololool
  7. Apr 1, 2012
    well they are all letters and numbers
    and some are uppercase and others are lowercase

    so, my guess is, 2 years?
  8. May 31, 2012
    The answer to the question, however, is none of this. The time would depend on how much time you need to compute each of the possible passwords, but with 18 characters in length I am almost sure the time would be quite, quite large.

    You could do some very rough and optimistic calculation by taking the total number of possible passwords and assuming you will generate one of each in a clock cycle of a processor of choice. Then just multiply by how 'long' each clock cycle is and you would get something something.
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    • Apr 1, 2012
      dayum, it says 23 trillion years
    • Nov 11, 2011
      If you're doing brute force, that will take centuries but that also depends on the computing power you have. Suffice it to say, without an extremely well organized dictionary attack, with some additional information/clues, the authentication system lockout periods, it will be extremely hard to crack that password you're curious about.
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    • May 14, 2011
      I was about to link to that site.

      Imagine that site was just storing everyones passwords.
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    • Jun 11, 2012
      Did you guys just input your password into a website that has nothing to do with your password? :neutral: :neutral: :neutral:

      I mean da fa
    • May 14, 2011
      Just replace every letter with a corresponding letter.

      For example my password is: A87sd8G

      So I entered : D43jr3G
    • Oct 17, 2011
      I would never put my password on any site like those.What if they hack it?
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      • May 14, 2011
        Well if you used the same password for every account that would just be silly.

        If anything you could always send it along with your bank details to the people with your inheritance in nigeria and they could test it for you.
      • May 14, 2012