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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Hacking passwords getting a lot easier!

Engadget is reporting that a Russian software company has filed for a US patent which leverages the power of modern graphics cards to crack passwords! According to the article "An NTLM-hashed Microsoft Vista password, for example, can now be cracked in 3 to 5 days (instead of two months) using a simple, off-the-shelf, $150 graphics card -- less complicated passwords can take just minutes." Sounds like it might be time to invest in finger print and retinal scanners!