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How Hackers Really Crack Your Passwords

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You've heard that you shouldn't use a common password (like 123456. Come on, guys). But why? It's actually not because hackers would guess it themselves, although if it's easy enough, they might. It all comes down to the software they use to crack your password. Learn more about it in the video below.

How Hackers Really Crack Your Passwords

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Written by Curiosity Staff January 9, 2017