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    Cracking Windows passwords

    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.

    The method involves using large lookup tables to match encoded passwords to the original text entered by a person, thus speeding the calculations required to break the codes. Called a time-memory trade-off, the situation means that an attacker with an abundance of computer memory can reduce the time it takes to break a secret code.
    Original article here. Everyone should take heed of this one.....
    Al
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    Thanks for the heads up allenb1963.

    I guess we need to do some securing around here. *gets up and looks around for the admin*

    Thanks again...
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    Well its probably time for a good password change for most of us anyways. thanks for the info.

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    #!/usr/local/bin/perl -s-- -export-a-crypto-system-sig -RSA-in-3-lines-PERL
    ($k,$n)=@ARGV;$m=unpack(H.$w,$m.\"\\0\"x$w),$_=`echo \"16do$w 2+4Oi0$d*-^1[d2%
    Sa2/d0<X+d*La1=z\\U$n%0]SX$k\"[$m*]\\EszlXx++p|dc`,s/^.|\\W//g,print pack(\'H*\'
    ,$_)while read(STDIN,$m,($w=2*$d-1+length($n||die\"$0 [-d] k n\\n\")&~1)/2)

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    When will people ever start to use good passwords. Come on everyone, a good password consists of at least 12 of the following with at least 3 from every field: letters of varying case, numbers, symbols, and special symbols/characters.

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    Some people will never learn. they will be the ones that get compromised. Atleast we can help the ones willing to learn.

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    #!/usr/local/bin/perl -s-- -export-a-crypto-system-sig -RSA-in-3-lines-PERL
    ($k,$n)=@ARGV;$m=unpack(H.$w,$m.\"\\0\"x$w),$_=`echo \"16do$w 2+4Oi0$d*-^1[d2%
    Sa2/d0<X+d*La1=z\\U$n%0]SX$k\"[$m*]\\EszlXx++p|dc`,s/^.|\\W//g,print pack(\'H*\'
    ,$_)while read(STDIN,$m,($w=2*$d-1+length($n||die\"$0 [-d] k n\\n\")&~1)/2)

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    They will when their box or account has been hacked. I always tell people when they make a password think of a sentence and then replace some of the letters with numbers and ascii characters

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    i think that when their box does get hacked they'll just try to figure out which of the people they gave their password to told somebody.
    Bukhari:V3B48N826 “The Prophet said, ‘Isn’t the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?’ The women said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘This is because of the deficiency of a woman’s mind.’”

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    oh boy!! its was great.....

    Learnt two lessons from this post:
    1. use non alphanumeric characters in my passwords..
    2. Never Ever RELY on MICROSOFT..

    Thanx allenb1963, for good piece of information..

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    Escape Windowz world that is true. Amen!

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    can you use non alphanumeric characters in a password??

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