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Password cracking

Post by ketalar on Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:00 pm
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Alright so I know Facebook hack softwares and stuff are bullshit. But is it possible for a skilled enough hacker to crack passwords for yahoo, youtube, facebook...? Or is it just plain impossible?
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Post by Goatboy on Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:00 pm
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Possible yes, probable no. And it really depends on what you mean by "crack".

If you mean simply cracking the hash of a password, then yes it is quite probable. Brute force, dictionary attack, and straight-up guessing are all viable ways of getting the password. That is, if you have access to the hash.

If you mean breaking into facebook itself, through various levels of security, then it's been tried time and time again with very few, limited successes. If it were easy, everyone would be attacking it.
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