Bad news – turns out even long passwords can be cracked easily

If you thought that using a longer password is better for your security than a short password, you might want to think again.

New research from Specops Software has found that even 15-character passwords are in the top ten most common password lengths that can be compromised (eighth). The most compromised length was eight characters, accounting for 212.5 million of the company’s four billion Password protection database breached.