Cracking Windows passwords in seconds

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

  1. SimonV
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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
      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.


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

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

      Check your email

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