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RE: ADS Password Storage Protection
From: "Roger A. Grimes" <roger () banneretcs com>
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 13:18:35 -0400

Current crackers use single character symbols to create the larger
password (e.g. abcdef). This type of attempt cannot be easily made
against 10 character and larger passwords. In my particular challenge, I
told everyone the second and third challenges are composed of complete
english words. In order to have a hope of cracking them in a reasonable
period of time, the cracker needs to use english words like single
characters (e.g.hookscarpetfish), putting together all the possible
words that could be used to create a 15-character passphrase, and then
hash each result, and compare it to the hashes I've given.

Roger

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-----Original Message-----
From: Pranav Lal [mailto:pranav.lal () gmail com] 
Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2006 1:45 PM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: ADS Password Storage Protection

Hi Roger,
<snip The program would use a password dictionary and treat each word as
character, PL] could you clarify what you mean by treating each word as
a character?

Pranav


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