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

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GPU crackers run in parallel;

Even massively parallel brute-force searches have to run through the search space in a certain order. Not all at once.

I'm counting on the guess that 'aaaaaaaa' will be checked really early, long before ';;;;;;;;', which I'd expect to be later, at least for combinations of that length. That is unless the algorithm checks repetitive combinations before pseudorandom ones, which would be a good idea.

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