Lessons Learned from Cracking 2 Million LinkedIn Passwords | Qualys Security Labs

How exactly does one crack 2 million passwords? Pesce provides insights about iteration and incremental modes, with practical examples. 

“This clearly shows that no matter how elaborate a password you choose, as long as it is based on words and rules, even if there are many words and many rules, it will probably be cracked. The fact is that on a huge file like the LinkedIn leak, every password you find can help you to get another one. That is because human-created passwords are not random, and programs like John the Ripper and dictionary attacks can use patterns, either already known or discovered in the password hash file, to greatly reduce the time needed to crack them.”

Lessons Learned from Cracking 2 Million LinkedIn Passwords | Qualys Security Labs | Qualys Community

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