Jump to content
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble

MSFN is made available via donations, subscriptions and advertising revenue. The use of ad-blocking software hurts the site. Please disable ad-blocking software or set an exception for MSFN. Alternatively, register and become a site sponsor/subscriber and ads will be disabled automatically. 


Sign in to follow this  
Computer Guru

[SEC] Uncrackable Passwords!

Recommended Posts

All these things being said--I can say from personal experience that using "foreign" or other special characters (¡, ¿, ƒ, ˆ, etc), will thwart most would-be hackers using less than super equipment from cracking your password. Most of tools used commonly used by password crackers simply do not employ these characters.

...but as far as totally "uncrackable", I would have to agree with field--impossible given adequate equipment.

Edited by TheFlash428

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All these things being said--I can say from personal experience that using "foreign" or other special characters (¡, ¿, ƒ, ˆ, etc), will thwart most would-be hackers using less than super equipment from cracking your password. Most of tools used commonly used by password crackers simply do not employ these characters.

...but as far as totally "uncrackable", I would have to agree with field--impossible given adequate equipment.

you forgot adequate time as well....

But no one is challenging that.....

As the document says on the cover page:

Obviously no password is actually uncrackable, in this document the term “uncrackable” refers to “realistically or

technically uncrackable.” Please refer to the remainder of the document for more details.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
But a precomputed hash table (such as governments use ATM) *does* need to be calculated at least once...

And remember, as long as it takes to make ONE table today, with this method, the government will need to spend 12,086,781x10^5 times LONGER to make a new one.... that is a hell of a long time :blink:

Yes. You are correct. What I was thinking was somehow 'getting' a table already done from somewhere. Getting the Government one would be cool. :yes:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

But a precomputed hash table (such as governments use ATM) *does* need to be calculated at least once...

And remember, as long as it takes to make ONE table today, with this method, the government will need to spend 12,086,781x10^5 times LONGER to make a new one.... that is a hell of a long time :blink:

Yes. You are correct. What I was thinking was somehow 'getting' a table already done from somewhere. Getting the Government one would be cool. :yes:

The thing that you have to realize about the government is that they have access to way faster machines than we do. I'm talking about big iron, like a parallel super computer. Computing a hash table is so very parallel that it can be easily spread out over the 64K+ CPUs that one of these monsters have...I'm talking about computers like Blue Gene/L or Red Storm.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Why is it that when i do alt 321 i get a capitol A instead of the symbol you show?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

Try 0321. Three digit codes are for ASCII, four digit codes are Unicode. But I get the same thing either way in this case, which I find odd.

321-256=065, which happens to be the U.S. ASCII code for the capital letter A. Valid ASCII codes are 000-255 and vary by region.

Edited by 5eraph

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As its been said, anything is crackable, just a matter of patience.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...