[Cryptography] millions of Ashley Madison bcrypt hashes cracked efficiently

Bill Frantz frantz at pwpconsult.com
Sun Sep 13 22:51:28 EDT 2015

On 9/12/15 at 2:59 PM, rsalz at akamai.com (Salz, Rich) wrote:

>>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
>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.

I don't think it has happened to me. (How would I know for sure?)

Please explain how that statement is unfair and inaccurate. It 
would seem a victim should be able to get a new SSN. Why not?

Cheers - Bill

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