Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2012 16:17:18 +0200 From: Samuele Giovanni Tonon <samu@...uxasylum.net> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Arstechnica Password article (feat. Matt Weir) On 08/21/12 15:36, Rich Rumble wrote: > http://arstechnica.com/security/2012/08/passwords-under-assault/ > Good article, no mention of Jtr :( or it's incremental and other > modes, rather focus on GPU cracking using HashCat mostly; some other > tools mentioned as well. Also I had no idea we were actually going to > be up against the Erebus system (http://ob-security.info/?p=546)in the > contest, but I guess I should of known :) > While I wish JtR and all it's abilities (GPU included), the article is > accurate as far as I can tell. obligatory xkcd reference on password reuse: http://xkcd.com/792/ btw i'm quite interested by all this articles against password reuse while at the same time there are a lot of people asking for single sign on over the web, isn't something contradictory ? And what about services like "last pass": aren't we just moving our problems to the "simple one" of the relying entirely our security on one single master password ? it's kind scary . Cheers Samuele
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