As computing power gets cheaper, passwords get easier to crack. Until recently, common knowledge was that long, obscure phrases were much more difficult for hackers to crack. But that’s no longer the case. Dan Goodin brought us the details in his article How the Bible and YouTube are fueling the next frontier of password cracking. In it, Goodin describes many of the new techniques that security researchers (and their black hat counterparts) are using to push the limits of speedy password cracking. “Password security is incredibly important,” Alyeska wrote after reading the story. “It would be nice to see the Big Tech providers actually spend some damn research on this for elegant consumer solutions.” 6     

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