Topics: Have I been pwned? - Troy Hunt

It's been a crazy time for data breaches and as I wrote yesterday, we've seen a very distinct pattern of historical mega breaches lately. Fling in 2011.

A team of hackers has managed to crack more than 14,800 supposedly random passwords - from a list of 16,449  - as part of a hacking experiment for a technology website.

The success rate for each hacker ranged from 62% to 90%, and the hacker who cracked 90% of hashed passwords did so in less than an hour using a computer cluster.

Hashing makes it difficult for an attacker to move from hash back to password and it lets sites keep a list of hashes, rather than plain text passwords.

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It''s been a crazy time for data breaches and as I wrote yesterday, we''ve seen a very distinct pattern of historical mega breaches lately. Fling in 2011.

The technology isn't publicly available yet, but after only ten minutes of using the beta version I predict that online dating will never be the same.

When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company was rolling out the mysterious 'third pillar' - after News Feed and Timeline - he explained how the Graph is totally different from other web searches.

I nstead of sending a list of links, it scours data from friends and friends of friends including posts, check-ins and recommendations to get an exact answer.