Oh Good, a Magical Internet Machine That Guesses your Passwords

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Got a super-secure password? Maybe you shouldn't be so sure. Telepathwords can help you find out, and practically read your mind in the process.

The new project from Microsoft Research has a simple premise: you start typing one of your favorite passwords in its little text box, and it tries to guess what the next character is. And it's better at that than you might think.

We all know that "password" and "123456" are bad news, but there a wealth of other patterns Telepasswords (or a good hacker) can recognize too, and if you can rattle your codes off by heart, there's a decent chance that at least one of them is at work.


Maybe not though. Maybe you are an an alphanumeric god with passwords that would bring the NSA to its knees, crying tears of concentrated shame. There's only one way to find out.

Of course, this all does involve typing your trusty passwords into a text box on a website, but Telepathwords insists it's very secure. Besides, it's not like they're taking your usernames. And face it, you aren't that special, and chances are that neither is your password. So go and give it a shot, and share your passwords below! [Telepathwords via The Next Web]

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Love it. Got green checks for every character I put in.

This is probably a site setup by a hacker to add passwords into a database for them to test against while trying to hack, though. Lol.