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Hackers Can Crack Secure Passwords
2013-05-29 13:33:08

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In the wake of last year´s password dumps and this year´s Twitter hacks, many have been paying extra attention to their passwords. The most common advice doled out is to use separate passwords for each website and service. Additionally, these passwords are supposed to be “strong,” meaning they combine letters, numbers and symbols and stay away from dictionary words. Yet as the old adage goes, a fence can...

Multiple-GPU Computer Can Hack Any Windows Password In Under Six Hours
2012-12-11 14:17:45

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online For the most part, cracking a password is easy. To un-hash a hashed password, hackers and security experts mostly fall back on simple trial and error. If one combination didn´t work, then another combination will. This sounds incredibly tedious, of course, so those trying to unlock these passwords hand the job over to computers which are capable of making guess after guess after guess, millions of them, for hours at a...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.