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 Password Cracking and Time-Memory Trade Off

"Now, after 5-10 years of refining, bruteforcing has proved it's success. Meanwhile the world of encryption has grown aware of it's weaknesses. Hashing algorithms have been revamped to overcome certain problems, such as collisions, to ensure their existence and usability. A result of this effort made by the world of encryption has decreased the usefulness of bruteforcing. To make it worse, even the corporations have caught on, enforcing password policies and expirations. "

 (Submitted by Noel Mon Mar 21, 2005 )


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