A password which consists of combination of Special Characters, Numbers, Upper and Lower Case letters is more difficult to crack then a simple string of numbers or alphabets. Most people set 123456, password, 12345678, qwerty, abc123 etc. as their password which makes a hacker’s job a hell of a lot easier.

How Long It Takes Hackers to Crack Your Password

Take a look at the image to see how much time it takes a hacker’s computer to randomly guess your password. The 1st column describes your password’s length and other describes the time to crack it.

How Long It Takes Hackers to Crack Your Passwordvia BusinessWeek