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Breaking all the Password Managers?

August 13th, 2017 by admin in cracking, Life, News, Password Info

“Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery 3.40 now supports four major password manager apps including 1Password, KeePass, LastPass and Dashlane. The tool allows experts attacking a single master password and gaining access to the content of the encrypted vault, exposing any passwords, authentication credentials and other sensitive information (identity documents, credit card data etc.)”

The debate is on going about the legitimacy of the article many saying ElmcomSoft is spreading FUD and cheesy marketing. Open source project, Hashcat, has supported cracking of all the those password managers listed except Dashlane for a while now. The length of time to crack said password managers, if you are using a long enough password or passphrase, would make cracking not feasible. Especially a program such KeePass, the key transformation iteration count would greatly effect the speed of brute force attack.

In the comments of their article one of the developers of 1Password had this to say:

It would still take a number of months/days/years to crack most password managers, the use of password managers can increase overall security by relieving users from having to memorize a number of passwords. So keep on using yours as long as you have a good password/passphrase, keep your computer updated, and dont click shit, you shouldn’t be too worried anytime soon.

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  1. Andrew andrews said,

    on August 13th, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Oh shit. I clicked something to get here. Am I in trouble?

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