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The Crazy World of Passwords: To “@” or to “!”

I did an open day at my university on Saturday, and part of this was a fun Mentimeter test on passwords. As with every talk I have given on this, the majority used a single upper case character, put the number at the end, and used “!” or “@” in their password. The usage of this type of approach is well known to tools such as Hashcat, and where rules can be set up to take standard dictionary words and add them…

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