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

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Re: DES

I recalled that was the case too. Anything you typed after the first 8 characters was truncated and did not affect the hash.

All of which is a bit odd as the password guessed by the computation is 13 characters. This suggests it is not Ken's password but something else that when not truncated hashes to the same value.

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