Password-cracking software runs at 8 million guesses per second

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oclHashcat-plus is a “password-recovery” tool that chews through 8-million guesses a second. It optimizes its guesses by trying phrases from “the Bible, common literature, and in online discussions, ” and by formulating characters into websites’ required “password-construction protocols.” One security researcher cracked the passphrase “Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn1, ” a phrase from an H.P.        

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Password-cracking software runs at 8 million guesses per second

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