April 10, 2006

Threatwatch - pricing the password crack

Some stats on how much it costs to crack a password:

MSN Hotmail$175

Found on crackspider. I'm a bit suspicious of the site as it sent firefox and konqueror into contortions ... so I'll refrain from posting the URL.

Posted by iang at April 10, 2006 11:08 AM | TrackBack

A russian guy (the one that occasionally translates Ian's rants into Russian) is offering title insurance with his positive-level PGP certification. The upper limit of his financial responsibility has been established as the black-market price for forging the ID documents (mostly government-issued ones) upon which he relies for checking identity.
He's a lawyer by training, by the way.

Posted by: Daniel A. Nagy at April 10, 2006 12:57 PM

Ooops. I omitted the most important piece of information: approx. US $1000

Posted by: Daniel A. Nagy at April 10, 2006 12:59 PM
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