~=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


@tinker so what is the risk to a home laptop? Someone would have to physically gain access? How would my laptop pw hash be captured for hacking?

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@donblanco - As long as its encrypted, you’re fine. For home networks, make sure your wifi password is long.

@tinker so are login passwords on linux typically hashed or encrypted?

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