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Mwa Ha Ha! Crack your 10 char password for under $3,000

November 3, 2009 Leave a comment

A recent article from  David Campbell also published on The Register reminded us that there’s a lot of computing power available for rent at the moment. Using a pretty standard brute force password cracker as a benchmark, and Amazon’s EC2 computing platform cost of $.30 per hour, he came up with some surprising, but perhaps unexpectedly low figures for how much money it takes to crack various strength passwords. Read more…