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Cracking Windows passwords in seconds

Discussion in 'News' started by SimonV, Jul 23, 2003.

  1. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

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    Cracking Windows passwords in seconds

    If your passwords consist of letters and numbers, beware.

    Swiss researchers released a paper on Tuesday outlining a way to speed the cracking of alphanumeric Windows passwords, reducing the time to break such codes to an average of 13.6 seconds from 1 minute 41 seconds.

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    1. Nelix
      Nelix
      Tell me about it

      Sometime ago i decided to check the strength of the password on my home network, to my amazement, the administrators password, which by the way was 11 chars long with a mix of upper and lower case and numbers, was cracked in 7 Sec's, it stood up to attack longer than any other password on the system and YES all the passwords have now been changed to something more secure.

      unreal

      :bluegrab
    2. Phil
      Phil
      What did you use Nelix?
    3. Nelix
      Nelix
      For my password or to check password security?

      :?:
    4. Phil
      Phil
      :lol: to check the security, BTW si great article.
    5. Nelix
      Nelix
      Phil

      Check your email

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