Crack me, I'm famous!: Cracking weak passphrases using freely available sources

Hugo Labrande 1, 2, 3
1 CARAMEL - Cryptology, Arithmetic: Hardware and Software
Inria Nancy - Grand Est, LORIA - ALGO - Department of Algorithms, Computation, Image and Geometry
Abstract : Using only publicly-available data and very modest computing power, we built a dictionary of several million famous sentences, and used it to crack millions of passphrases, and some mnemonic-based passwords. It shows that even low-skilled attackers can crack such passwords very easily, confirming that they offer very poor security.
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Hugo Labrande. Crack me, I'm famous!: Cracking weak passphrases using freely available sources. SSTIC 2015, Jun 2015, Rennes, France. ⟨hal-01238600⟩

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