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+ - 55-Character Passwords Aren't Safe Anymore->

Submitted by Daniel_Stuckey
Daniel_Stuckey (2647775) writes "This weekend, the popular password cracker software Hashcat rolled out an update that makes it possible to break passwords up to 55 characters long—a big leap from the previous 15-character limit. To retrieve the original word, password recovery systems run millions of guesses through the same cryptographic function that first generated the hash value, and wait for a match. As you can imagine, the longer and more complicated the sequence, the more time this takes. But the process is advancing rapidly—now, the new version of Hashcat can conduct 8 billion guesses per second, with an unlimited number of tries."
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55-Character Passwords Aren't Safe Anymore

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