engine - 5:09 pm on May 28, 2013 (gmt 0)
When reading this article, it makes me wonder, what's the point of spending time on a password?
In March, readers followed along as Nate Anderson, Ars deputy editor and a self-admitted newbie to password cracking, downloaded a list of more than 16,000 cryptographically hashed passcodes. Within a few hours, he deciphered almost half of them. The moral of the story: if a reporter with zero training in the ancient art of password cracking can achieve such results, imagine what more seasoned attackers can do.Cracking Tough Passwords Appears Just Too Easy [arstechnica.com]