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Yeah, it sounds scary, but don’t most systems protect the password file so that hackers don’t have easy attack access? Or are we to assume that attackers have easy access to our password files?  If that’s the case, then we probably all need to convert to two or three factor authentication, including tokens or biometrics.

 

Kevin

 

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At this point, for most passwords, I think it’s safe to assume that if the hashes are exposed they will be cracked. 

 

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