Password cracking prevention

1. Never reuse passwords

2. Use passphrases http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passphrase like “IwatchWalkingDeadat700pm”

3. Use a couple of email addresses for your various social networks, ebay and
one for business contacts.

4. Do not repeat a username or handle or any variant
there of it makes it easy to track someone across the internet

Many are using http://hashcat.net/oclhashcat-lite/ to crack the passwords.

 

If you find a hashed password such as efb2f7d6542130f7a1e90cf5ec607ad1 then oclhashcat can run billions password attempts until it succeeds by trying all combinations of upper/lower case and digits.

One thing to note is that password cracking tools aren’t guaranteed to give you
the actual password.

 

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