Password cracking by the book is expensive, complicated and difficult to scale. Trying to crack passwords on laptops is comparatively slow and unhelpful. Investing in a rack of Nvidia graphics cards to do all the heavy lifting is so costly that the added value is nearly impossible to communicate. At the end of March, Ryan Basden, Manager of Cyber Risk at risk3sixty, spoke at BSides Atlanta 2020 about password cracking using cheap, powerful AWS instances. You can watch it at the link below!
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