Q: How long would it take to crack an 8-15 character Wi-Fi password?

Q: How long would it take to crack an 8-15 character Wi-Fi password?

A: If we take 15 characters as the longest the password could be, that gives a 62 character search depth (26 a-z+26 A-Z+10 0-9 possible characters). Doing the math on the permutations of all possible passwords up to 15 characters using any combination of 62 characters, comes out to be around 7 x 10 to the 26th power possible passwords.

If you have access to a server farm capable of 100 trillion guesses per second, it would take over 2 thousand centuries to crack (statistically speaking. You could get lucky and guess on the first try).

On your cellphone at 0.5 guesses per second? Fugetaboutit!

Original post: https://www.quora.com/How-long-would-it-take-to-crack-an-8-to-15-character-WiFi-password/answer/Marc-Mintz-4?share=05cabd39&srid=hFp4n

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