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P. Lee Silver badge

> making small adjustments. Password_1 going to Password_2 won't fly

>System sees last digit is a number, replaces that number with n-1, generates hash result (for Password_3 in this example) and sees if it is a match with existing password hash. If it is, slapped wrist.

Usually defeated with passwor1d, passwor2d etc

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