[Cryptography] millions of Ashley Madison bcrypt hashes cracked efficiently

Salz, Rich rsalz at akamai.com
Sat Sep 12 17:59:51 EDT 2015

> When your bank account is cracked, the bank makes it right. When you SSN is
> misused, there are ways to make it right. Admittedly any of these problems
> can be a royal PITA, but you don't lose any reputation when your accounts
> get cracked this way, even if your own negligence contributed to the
> incident.

Has it ever happened to you?  Brushing it off with a "PITA but can be made right" is neither fair nor accurate.  Especially not for SSN, which is attached to you forever.

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