Study: If your passwords are less than 8 characters long, change them immediately

Short and simple passwords can be cracked in a matter of seconds. Long and complicated ones? Trillions of years.

That’s according to a recent study from Hive Systems, a cybersecurity company based in Richmond, Virginia, which breaks down just how long it would likely take the average hacker to crack the passwords safeguarding your most important online accounts.

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