DailyDirt: Breaking Bad... Passwords

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Passwords are everywhere. They get us access to our phones, computers, email, social media accounts, cloud storage accounts, banks accounts... just about everything important (and unimportant -- which is part of the problem with passwords). You might think you're clever by choosing a 4-digit PIN that doesn't look like a birthday date or year, but if you're using 2580 and think you're smart, think again. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

Filed Under: dongle, fingerprint, logins, passcode, password-free, passwords, pin, security, tokens
Companies: google, yahoo


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    Anonymous Coward, 26 Mar 2015 @ 5:30pm

    Re: Re: Re: WEP

    This is my trade.

    I can capture the 4-way handshake and set John (or some other tool) on the crack, but even with a cluster of processors, if it's well-crafted, a password of 20 characters or more is pointlessly difficult to pursue (my 63 element password IS secure).

    THE useful approach for cracking WPA, when the target has RTFM, is social engineering not outdated, kiddie tools like Reaver.

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