@greybeard What sort of password is ******* There's no entropy there whatsoever!
My first attempts at breaking into computers were when I was in primary school and our school got its first PC. Probably Win3.1, but maybe 95.
There was a login screen which asked for a password and I noticed that whatever I typed it just showed a *. I decided that logically, that meant it was reading the * as well, and that all I had to try was *, **, *** etc.
Once I got past about 10 characters I started to realise that I might have missed something