Empowering the Weakest Link in Today's Technology with: Cyber-security Protection by Means of Password Security
Serrano Malavé, Lázaro R.
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No matter how expensive or how advanced the technology inside your organization is, there is always going to be the human factor. In this project I develop a program written in C++ that will help not only IT professionals but also the general public that use passwords to log in to their work environment. This software will prompt the user to enter a password and the program will then give the user a password score while suggesting the user to add certain ASCII characters to help strengthen their password and try again, as well as displaying how many years it would take for a super computer to crack the user's password. With 81% of hacking-related breaches being generated because of stolen and/or weak passwords, it is important for users to have a well-constructed password to avoid being the target of a criminal hacker. Key Terms — Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Awareness, Cyber-threat, Password Analyzer.