Reply to post: Re: DES

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

Roland6 Silver badge

Re: DES

>It was good enough at the time, and easily swapped out with a stronger algorithm.

Well given what was involved:

"The cracking effort took more than four days on an AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 running hashcat at a rate of about 930MH/s."

I suggest it is still good enough for many purposes today.

Obviously once someone creates the relevant rainbow table things are a little different.

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