~=8 Character Passwords Are Dead=~

New benchmark from the Hashcat Team shows a 2080Ti GPU passing 100 Billion password guesses per second (NTLM hash).

This means that the entire keyspace, or every possible combination of:
- Upper
- Lower
- Number
- Symbol

...of an 8 character password can be guessed in:

~2.5 hours

(8x 2080Ti GPUs against NTLM Windows hash)

#Hacking #Infosec

AI text generator not released for concerns about implications
blog.openai.com/better-languag

(submitted by HuangYuSan)

'Among the most vexing problems I see is the power asymmetry between the wealthy, largely white, mostly cismale engineers and product managers designing and implementing machine-learning systems to sort and make decisions for people, and the people acted upon by these systems.'
dazeddigital.com/science-tech/

Hey, it's Chinese New Year's day! Happy new year, China.

Steve Jobs promised us computers as “bicycles for the mind”; what we got instead are assembly lines for the spirit.

16,000+ words, BUT a great read.

thebaffler.com/latest/capitali

NY let's insurers use social media to gauge premium, provided they don't "wrongfully discriminate". Isee a brilliant future ahead for "data scientists" who can use innocuous data to produce the exact correlations needed to match management's discrimination heuristics.

Cet après midi (2 février) de 14h à 18h, c'est café vie privée à la Maison de quartier Madeleine Champ-de-Mars, à Nantes (openstreetmap.org/node/1651704 ). C'est l'occasion de venir avec nous reprendre en main nos vies numériques ! Plus d'informations ici : cafevieprivee-nantes.fr/catego

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* Jumps from one emotion to another *

parkour.

I have no sympathy for those who repent over what they had to put up with to become filthy rich. Still, an excellent review by Ava Kofman

"Facebook’s business model is to give the opportunity to exploit that data to just about anyone who is willing to pay for the privilege."

We Screwed Up! bookforum.com/inprint/025_05/2 @bookforum

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Citizen Lab was targeted by spies because they revealed shady dealings of an Israeli spyware company, especially those connected to surveillance of Jamal Khashoggi. Nasty stuff.

seattletimes.com/business/apne

#infosec #humanrights

In case you want to help me raise awareness about institutional corruption on birdsite (repost, updated link):

twitter.com/aral/status/108909

A big thank you to Google and Facebook for protecting our data & democracy & sponsoring @CPDPconferences (Data Protection & Democracy) alongside other similar organisations like @apple, @bitsoffreedom, @EPICprivacy, @mozilla, @privacy_salon & @accessnow.

cpdpconferences.org

#SurveillanceCapitalism #whitewashing #InstitutionalCorruption #FundingMatters

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