How do computer hackers figure out our passwords? Learn about the techniques they use to crack the codes, and what systems protect us.
Yahoo recently disclosed yet another massive corporate security breach, this one involving more than 1 billion users. Hackers swiped huge amounts of personal information that can be used for subsequent identity theft scams, including birthdates, security questions and, yes, passwords.
In today`s DNews report, Trace Dominguez explores the fascinating, albeit terrifying, world of password hacking. Criminals use a number of techniques to crack your passwords, both direct and indirect. And they have massively powerful computer programs to help them do it. One recent test concluded that a properly programmed hacking system can try 350 billion combinations every second. What can you do to fend off attacks? Tune in and find out.