Passwords, Security

8-character password can be cracked in Windows within 5.5 hours

Security researcher shows how passwords are unreliable today. Security researcher Jeremy Gosney, also known as epixoip, demonstrated how to quickly crack even a complex password, if it is protected with encryption methods which are unreliable. At the conference Passwords ^ 12 in Oslo, Norway, he showed how a cluster of five servers running Open Computing Language (OpenCL) technology with Virtual…

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