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Pre-Crafted Compendiums Of Patterns are available for free across the Internet. They’re plug & play access to supposedly secured sites. It’s simple: unless you really are following N.I.S.T. guidelines to use a minimum of sixteen random upper and lowercase letters, plus numbers and symbols, you’ve already been hacked.
Recall a word processor. As you type, it detects misspelled words and highlights the offenders with a squiggly red underline. There’s nothing magical or digitally difficult. Say you key in catichism… instantly that combination of letters is flagged as incorrect; and, if you right mouse click the word, the accepted spelling of catechism appears. The fraction of a second process was a very simple pattern comparison in a ubiquitous ‘spell check’ routine. Hacker dictionaries take this trick to a vastly larger universe of possibility.
Imagine every word in the world – as well standard number combinations – contained within the lexicon. You may think ‘bob062454‘ is cryptic. Actually “bob” is obviously a frequently used nickname. The next numeric characters are easily spotted as a month, day, year figure. Even a relatively primitive DOS based computer from the ’80s could crack that ‘bob062454’ code in seconds. For a real shock, realize the ‘boffins and debs’ at Bletchley Park in England essentially broke the German Enigma Code sans computer.
By contrast, a FaceGuard generated passcode is rated as 413 trillion years strong even withstanding the most powerful technology of the day. Moreover, FaceGuard will generate a new, unique set of random upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols every day if you’d like… automatically. You need do nothing more than recognize the familiar faces of family and friends in a crowd of strangers.
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