Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Final Word on the LinkedIn Leak

As you are undoubtedly aware of by now, two weeks ago the professional networking site LinkedIn became the victim of a rather unfortunate mishap: they sprung a little leak, and 6.4 million password hashes trickled out onto the internet. And in those two short weeks, hundreds of security experts the world over, all of various backgrounds whose hats range from white to black, have been feverishly clawing their way through that list in an attempt to crack all 6.4 million passwords. However, few have made more progress in their pursuit than my associate d3ad0ne and me.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Linkedin Password Infographic

[ Oh yeah, you can click it for *full* size! Free to use, please show credits. ] 
Jeremi Gosney (@jmgosney) have done a terrific job on cracking the Linkedin hashes. In fact, he has cracked some 90% of them now. So I asked Jeremi if I could ask one of my UX colleagues to try to make an infographic, he happily agreed. The result can be seeen in all its glory from the above supersize infographic (Print it if you like!)