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Tag: password

A cheat-sheet for password crackers

A cheat-sheet for password crackers that may come in handy sometime, by m3g9tr0n.

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Generate pseudo-random passwords with OpenSSL

OpenSSL comes in handy when you need to generate random passwords, for example for system accounts and services. In this short post I’ll give you a quick example on how to generate random passwords with OpenSSL in Linux (Bash), Windows and PHP…

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“Statistics Will Crack Your Password”

Think like a hacker and ask yourself how fast your passwords might be able to be cracked based on their structure.

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WordPress CMS admin password reset

How to reset a lost WordPress password: If you’ve lost or forgotten your WordPress admin password, you can easily reset the password. Either use the following MySQL statement to reset your WordPress admin password, or change it through functions.php.

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Cracking 16 character strong passwords in less than an hour

What if hackers also managed to crack any 16 character password? A password serves to protect your financial transactions, your social networking sites, and a host of other nominally secure websites online. People often say, don’t use dictionary words as passwords. They are horribly insecure, but what if hackers also managed to crack any 16 character password?

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Umbraco CMS admin password reset

If you forgot your Umbraco admin password, use the following SQL query to reset your Umbraco admin password in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) or MySQL…

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