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

d3vy Silver badge
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"In this day and age, with vast computational power and cheap storage, why hasn't someone created a database of all possible password (up to say, 64 characters) and put next to them the md5, sha356 etc hashes.That way, you search for the md5 hash and find all the possible plain text passwords. I know some people would use it for evil, but I'm sure it'd be more helpful for sysadmins etc."

Indeed... and then why havn't we created the same tables with every conceivable salt applied to the inputs?

I think we might run into storage problems....

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