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    That might be true for the password on a .zip file where you can write a program to brute-force trying passwords until it gets it right. For internet passwords, it is not correct. To begin with, no competently programmed system would allow a user to check random passwords at full speed forever. Most would block the user account after a handful of failed tries, and even before they do that, they force a delay before answering, so testing 100 passwords would take a whole day even if you bypass the account blocking. The most common way to steal passwords is… Read more »

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    As for Compl3xity….I’m sure there are lots of algorithms around now that weight for word usage and leet expressions…

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    Only if you use non-dictionary words.



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