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The Bible Is Helping Crack Your Passwords

October 15th, 2013 by admin in cracking

The Bible might not be quite the good book it claims to be. It’s being employed to help crack passwords to great effect.

The article explains how security researchers Kevin Young and John Dustin have been using books acquired from the Project Gutenberg repository to help them create a massive database of words and phrases to help crack passwords. Feeding in the contents of the Bible, plenty of other books, and Wikipedia, then testing it on 344,000 passwords leaked from intelligence firm Stratfor in 2011, the pair had great success.

Src: arstechnica.com

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