Re: Dunce Cap tip
> However you can also be pretty confident they're not hashing them -
> these systems are old and would have balked at the space constraints
> implied by hashing + salting all the partial password combinations.
Hopefully we can be sure they're not protecting the password by hashing the partial combinations because it's a poor idea. Trivial to recover the partial password given the hash, 24 bit exhaust at most for a three character partial.