8-Character Windows NTLM Passwords Can Be Cracked In Under 2.5 Hours

By February 17, 2019Cyber Security

BeauHD posted in Slashdot: “HashCat, an open-source password recovery tool, can now crack an eight-character Windows NTLM password hash in less than 2.5 hours.

“Current password cracking benchmarks show that the minimum eight character password, no matter how complex, can be cracked in less than 2.5 hours” using a hardware rig that utilizes eight Nvidia GTX 2080Ti GPUs, explained a hacker who goes by the pseudonym Tinker on Twitter in a DM conversation with The Register. “The eight character password is dead.” From the report: It’s dead at least in the context of hacking attacks on organizations that rely on Windows and Active Directory.

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