If you only use letters, you only have 26 possible characters. If you use letters AND/OR numbers in any spot, you have 36 possible characters.
In your 8 character password example, the actual number of combinations is 2,821,109,907,456 not 463,537.
I think you need a refresher in probability.
Wow... I may have just woken up, but I cannot believe that I did not realize that when I was typing. I feel like an idiot now.... *Self owned* We all make mistakes. I hope I didn't come across as too much of a jerk - it wasn't my intention. :)
No, you didn't come across as a jerk at all. I'm glad that you corrected me so that I didn't provide false information. Plus, I have respect for you as a poster on this website, so that helped too lol.
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