Oh Great, Now Worry About AI

Don Wickelgren
April 21, 2023

AI sounds good and frightening. Most of that is a theoretical issue, for now. But it turns out that AI can help people crack passwords. I don't think it's going to be capable of breaking into previously unbreakable places but it will allow many more people to crack passwords that they were not able to before.

That adds to the overall risk for all of us because now there are many more people coming at us.

It means it's even more important to have good security practices with two-factor authentication.

Reference: https://www.zdnet.com/article/how-an-ai-tool-could-crack-your-passwords-in-seconds/


Don Wicklegren is Xilium's founder. He is a technologist by profession who started his career pre-internet in remote medical technology and learning. He has worked in both small and large corporations with world-wide remote staff and became a part of the team who developed the first commercial internet. As an entrepreneur, he started his first technology company in 2001. In Xilium, he focuses on innovating solutions for the US healthcare system.