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Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2012 23:37:28 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: passwords cracked vs. time


FWIW, this recent article has a couple of pretty graphs showing that
about 50% of passwords are cracked almost instantly with John the
Ripper on one CPU core running against leaked raw MD5 hashes, but then
progress slows down a lot (smarter or just different attacks or/and more
computing power may be applied after that point):


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