Cheap GPUs are rendering strong passwords useless.

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Cheap GPUs are rendering strong passwords useless.

Postby Bazza » Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:43 am

Hi all...

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/chea ... less/13125

Keep them passwords a-comin'... ;o)
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Postby nelz » Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:06 am

When did we start considering eight character passwords to be "strong"? Still, interesting stuff.
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Postby bobthebob1234 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:37 am

I thought my password was pretty strong, with seam-inly random letters and numbers.

Now I don't

Better use the entire works of Shakespeare backwards next time!
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Postby Rhakios » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:38 pm

bobthebob1234 wrote: Better use the entire works of Shakespeare backwards next time!


Which will be cracked by an infinite number of left-handed monkeys. ;)
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Postby towy71 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:10 pm

Rhakios wrote:Which will be cracked by an infinite number of left-handed monkeys. ;)
given enough time ;-)
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Postby Dutch_Master » Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:35 pm

Or GPU's :P ;)
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Postby AndyBaxman » Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:53 am

Only any use if you have access to the password hashes. Any reasonable security system should not allow any access to the raw hashes, and the hashes themselves should be liberally sprinkled with salt.
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Postby bobthebob1234 » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:56 am

Hmmmm salty chips.
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Postby Bazza » Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:08 am

Hey btb...

> Hmmmm salty chips.

A pun?

;o)
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