Can a password be hacked?

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Subject: Can a password be hacked?
Posted by:  mrwfraser (mrwfras…
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2006

My hotmail account was comprimised. All personal info was sent to everyone.
Now I am in trouble. Can a person hack a hotmail account with software like
bruteforce. i thought each time a wrong answer. Then a wrong password window
opens. Therefore many seconds of time are wasted for each try. Making it
impossibly long to hack?