New study shows how scary fast today’s AI is at cracking passwords

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  • Cybersecurity firm Home Security Heroes published a study about AI and its ability to crack passwords.
  • A new AI password cracking tool is capable of cracking a majority of six-character passwords and under instantly.
  • Passwords with 12 characters or more are considered tough to crack, for now.

With the release of AI tools like Bing Chat and Bard, people are starting to realize how helpful AI can be to their daily lives. But as with most products used with bad intentions, there’s also a dark side to the technology to consider. One such potential misuse of AI is password cracking. A new study shows just how terrifyingly fast today’s AI can figure out your password.

The cybersecurity firm Home Security Heroes recently published a study about AI and password cracking. Specifically, the researchers looked into a new AI-powered password-cracking tool called PassGAN (password generative adversarial network).


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