cyber-security

Every 39 seconds there is a cyber attack. 93% of these breaches could have been prevented.
How long does it take to crack a password? See the chart below.

Number of characters

Numbers

only

Upper or lower case letters

Upper or lower case letters mixed

Numbers, upper and lower case letters

Numbers, upper and lower case letters, symbols

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4 secs

40 secs

6 mins

1 hour

11 hours

4 days

46 days

1 year

12 years

126 years

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13 mins

6 hours

6 days

169 days

12 years

314 years

8k years

212k years

512m years

143m years

3bn years

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

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8 secs

5 mins

3 hours

4 days

169 days

16 years

600 years

21k years

778k years

28m years

1bn years

36bn years

1tn years

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3 secs

3 mins

3 hours

10 days

1 year

106 years

6k years

108k years

25m years

1bn years

97bn years

6tn years

374tn years

23qd years

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10 secs

13 mins

17 hours

57 days

12 years

928 years

71k years

5m years

423m years

5bn years

2tn years

193tn years

14qd years

1qt years

Key:

k - thousand (1,000)

m - million (1,000,000)

bn - billion (1,000,000,000)

tn - trillion (1,000,000,000,000)

qd - quadrillion (1,000,000,000,000,000)

qt - quintillion (1,000,000,000,000,000,000)

The Senior's Guide to Online Safety
Cybersecurity tips for older adults
If you did not grow up surrounded by technology, learning the ins and outs can be a difficult road to navigate. See Know Your Net's tips below for how to practice digital citizenship and keep yourself safe online. Click the arrow on each topic to view the enclosed tips.

Cybersecurity in the digital age

In this cyber-age, it is more important than ever to secure our devices and online profiles. A minor security breach could put your livelihood at risk. See the tips below to learn how to stay safe and secure online.

If you have reason to believe your computer is infected, click "learn more" to be redirected to lifewire.com. Here, they will walk you through how to properly scan your computer for malware.

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Know Your Net's mission is to create a safer online environment for people of all ages. We are always trying to grow and improve. If you have any suggestions of what should be added to this website, please click "contact" and let us know.

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