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eHarmony Data Breach Lessons: Cracking Hashed Passwords...

Postby Egaladeist » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:06 pm

eHarmony Data Breach Lessons: Cracking Hashed Passwords Can Be Too Easy

Last month the dating site eHarmony suffered a data breach in which more than 1.5 million eHarmony password hashes were stolen and later dumped online by the hacker gang called Doomsday Preppers. The crypto-based "hashing" process is supposed to conceal stored passwords, but Trustwave's SpiderLabs division says eHarmony could have done this process a lot better because it only took 72 hours to crack about 80% of 1.5 million eHarmony hashed passwords that were dumped.


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