Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Next-Generation Password-Cracking Software


From Mark Frauenfelder ...Password-cracking software runs at 8 million guesses per second:

oclHashcat-plus is a 'password-recovery' tool that chews through 8-million guesses a second. It optimizes its guesses by trying phrases from 'the Bible, common literature, and in online discussions,’ and by formulating characters into websites' required 'password-construction protocols.'"

An example passphrase that was cracked:

“Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn1,”

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