The false sense of security

You are not safe as you may think. Even sophisticated IT security professionals, are naked on line but have a false sense of security. A simple test of their password strength against brute force attack will reveal that their passwords are so weak that it would take just under six minutes to break them.

During a cyber security awareness training, Mustapha B Mugisa of Summit Consulting Ltd, asked participants to conduct self test of their password strengths. The computer was able to hack them within just less than two seconds.

Imagine that many people use passwords that are just under four characters! The computer would take only a few minutes. You do not accept this fact? Visit this URL and test your password. Remember not to use your real password, just in case it is found too weak to be true.

Click here to find out!

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