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Cheap GPUs are rendering strong passwords useless.

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:43 am    Post subject: Cheap GPUs are rendering strong passwords useless. Reply with quote

Hi all...

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/cheap-gpus-are-rendering-strong-passwords-useless/13125

Keep them passwords a-comin'... ;o)
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When did we start considering eight character passwords to be "strong"? Still, interesting stuff.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bobthebob1234 wrote:

Better use the entire works of Shakespeare backwards next time!


Which will be cracked by an infinite number of left-handed monkeys. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rhakios wrote:
Which will be cracked by an infinite number of left-handed monkeys. Wink
given enough time Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or GPU's Razz Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmmm salty chips.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey btb...

> Hmmmm salty chips.

A pun?

;o)
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