Question: How hard is it to hack a computer

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  1. Not my area, really.
    If you can actually touch the computer, very easy.
    If you can only connect to it over the internet, harder. You first have to guess the password. Many people have simple passwords – their own name or the name of a friend, their birth date; these are easy for someone to guess. There are programs that will try thousands of dictionary words to find the password. Once you have the password, the computer is yours.
    A safe password has at least 9 characters, a mixture of capital letters, small letters, symbols like #$* and digits. This makes it hard to guess and trying all combinations would take too long, even for a computer.