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Windows 8 Microsoft account password hack.

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No need to be in plain text to crack a password. Nowadays, cracking hashes of the password, even 8 symbol length, really isn't problem anymore. But it would be much harder to do on online website where captchas and other preventive measures exist.

Really, you think it's easy to crack strong encryption methods? The file stored is going to be encrypted with some of the best encryption methods like AES-256 or something else. It will not be easy to crack the encryption. Most likely hackers will attack other weaknesses first.

Think EFS or Bit-Locker encryption methods. I'm not saying it can't be cracked, but is not easy.

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This Microsoft Account login in Windows 8 is going to be tech support's nightmare.

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This Microsoft Account login in Windows 8 is going to be tech support's nightmate.

The repair and refresh function of 8 was supposed to be user friendly and stop them needing techs so much, MS forgot about businesses that were blind enough to install 8 on their employees machines

Which, I will add, I am struggling to believe any businesses have actually gone and done that

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Really, you think it's easy to crack strong encryption methods? The file stored is going to be encrypted with some of the best encryption methods like AES-256 or something else. It will not be easy to crack the encryption. Most likely hackers will attack other weaknesses first.

Think EFS or Bit-Locker encryption methods. I'm not saying it can't be cracked, but is not easy.

Of course, it heavy depends from a password complexity and length, but anyway, seeing how GPUs become much faster each time, it shouldn't cause problems in near future at all, especially, knowing that users and even administrators usually don't bother to create complex passwords, otherwise they'll need to carry a list with written passwords on it.

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OR you could have a reallylong password that's easy to remember but very hard to crack

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In any case, if someone has physical access to your computer 90% of the work is already done anyway in most cases

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