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Frumious Bandersnatch Silver badge

Re: It only makes it easier to crack...

True, there should be protections against brute-force dictionary attacks, say, by increasing the delay between attempts. On the other hand, you need "defence in depth": if the password file is lifted through some sort of vulnerability, you need (at a minimum) to have those passwords salted and hashed. Not reusing passwords across sites is another sensible level of defence. Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.

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