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Short Passwords Easily Cracked With Graphics Processor Power [bbc.co.uk]
|The growing use of graphics cards as surrogate supercomputers could spell trouble for users of short passwords. |
Researchers say the growing number of processors on graphics cards will soon make it trivial for them to crack short passwords.
A password of seven characters or less will soon be "hopelessly inadequate" they claim.
The researchers suggest passwords should be at least 12 characters long to be safe.
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