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Father of Unix Ken Thompson checkmated: Old eight-char password is finally cracked

Grikath

few days?

"But given that Thompson's eight character password hash was cracked in a few days,....."

On modern hardware, using modern algorythms.... I very much doubt that anything they had in the day could have brute-forced that password in any time within a human lifetime. (And remembering the extortive rates for run time in the day, you'd need the budget of a moderately-sized industrialised nation to even try...).

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