Thoughts on Software and Programming
Perhaps you think Fgpyyih804423 is a strong password. As discussed here, it took OphCrack 160 seconds to break it. That's scary!
There was more discussion about this here:http://www.matasano.com/log/958/enough-with-the-rainbow-tables-what-you-need-to-know-about-secure-password-schemes/where they (Thomas Ptacek in particular) point out that there are many ways to defeat Rainbow Table attacks. At least on the programming side - not in choosing a password.It's amazing to read the comments there and on Jeff Atwood's original post and see people throwing around terms I have no idea about! Just when I begin thinking I know something about the practice of programming, I get brought up short by a subject like this.By the way, thank you so much for your book "Practical Algorithms for Programmers". You opened my eyes to a LOT of areas where I was deficient.Regards,Jim DoddOnset Computer Corp.
You and me both. This is a programming technique I was not familiar with until I read the original post. Thanks for your kind comment about the algorithms book. I appreciate it.
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