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10 Days to crack 11 Million Ashley Madison hashed passwords

Ashley Madison – A group of hackers which calls itself CynoSure Prime has cracked more than 11 Million hashed passwords protected with Bcrypt. How?

Last month hackers breached the popular adultery website Ashley Madison and leaked online a dump containing data belonging to37 Millionusers, including 37 Million of encrypted password.

News of the day is that a group of hackers which calls itself CynoSure Prime, has cracked more than 11 Million user hashed passwords just in the past 10 days.

Thehashed passwords were protected by the cryptographic algorithm Bcrypt, the algorithm implements “salting” of the hashed password to protect them against rainbow table attacks.

“The bcrypt is an adaptive function: over time, the iteration count can be increased to make it slower, so it remains resistant to brute-force search attacks even with increasing computation power.” explains Wikipedia.The Bcrypt function is the default password hash algorithm for many OS, including BSD and some...(continued)
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