Category Archives: Passwords

Posts relating to passwords.

Distributed Password Guessing

It is often the case that whenever weak passwords are discussed, it is assumed that these are always attacked by “obtaining” password hashes and using a tool such as John the RipperĀ (there are plenty of others) to ‘crack’ weak passwords. … Continue reading

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Password Security and Strong Passwords

“I needed a password eight characters long so I picked Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.“ Password security and the need for strong passwords (as required by the University Password Policy) is being promoted at the moment, for a variety … Continue reading

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