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Google cracks passwords?

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Date: Nov 20, 2007 - 03:28 PM
Be careful with your passwords - here's a guy who cracked one by plugging it into Google.

Instead, I asked Google. I found, for example, a genealogy page listing people with the surname ?Anthony?, and an advert for a house, signing off ?Please Call for showing. Thank you, Anthony?. And indeed, the MD5 hash of ?Anthony? was the database entry for the attacker. I had discovered his password.
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