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Password Cracker: Not Your Daddy’s Saltine

By Gary McCullors


SplashData released a study in December 2012 that identified the top 25 passwords used and posted by hackers.  The top two were “password” and “123456.”  If you make it that easy, you need cracking.  For those of us that take passwords seriously, we tend to think we are being original, or cute, when we create them, but when the “Cracker” is released (a play on “Release the Kraken,” from the Clash of the Titans) we find we are not as original or cute as we thought.