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post #11 of 67
LOL!

_Cheap_ is the only new part of this story. Been using SGI graphics systems to break passwords for many moons...

I still use 6 digit passwords for many accounts I don't really care about. Most are 14-20 depending on the account.
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post #12 of 67
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cryptedvick View Post
I use a 19 character password of both letters and numbers. Think I'm OK.
This, plus symbols, spaces, dashes/slashes and underscores.
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post #13 of 67
my password....
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post #14 of 67
Doesn't problem difficulty increase exponentially with each character? Or did i just hallucinate that?
post #15 of 67
Easy. We create a program that allows GPUs to generate 50 character passwords once a day using idle cycles. You would need the GPU from the system to submit it's password, then you submit your personal password.
    
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post #16 of 67
Nothing outstanding.

It just sounds like he found himself a new program.

Anyways, 8 characters with a full character set will require a number of high-end GPUs. He was talking upper/lower/numbers, not special characters. I'm just saying it is not 'cheap' to hack passwords.
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post #17 of 67
Good thing my password is 19 key-strokes long consisting of upper-, lower-case, and numbers!
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post #18 of 67
meh
my passwords are in my mbr on a separate drive
find that when it's not on my hdd
and it has 12 characters with letters numbers and symbols
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 6/6/11 at 2:41pm
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post #19 of 67
all my passwords are over 28 in length you're going to need a supercomputer for these babies
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post #20 of 67
lol my lower/higher/special case + numbers, 10 char long pass is good enough for now
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