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So all my life I've been listening to people tell me to make my password complex: upper case / lower case / numeric / symbols. Recently though I've been reading / seeing that length above all seems to make for more secure passwords. Now I understand that some password strength checkers can be bogus or not very accurate so I'm hoping someone can shed some light on whether or not length is more secure than complexity and why. Here's the password I'm testing:
this password is supposed to be weak and easy to crack but its strong
- All Lower Case
- Dictionary Words
- 69 Characters Long
I've ran this 'password' through 3 password strength checkers:
Each of these websites says that my password is very strong. I realize this makes a password hard to brute force but what I don't understand is how this make it secure from things like dictionary attacks since it's all lower case and all dictionary words. Is it accounting for the human factor?