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NVIDIA Forums Hack: Passwords Not Salted

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A group of hackers that claimed responsibility for hacking NVIDIA forums (forums.nvidia.com), which goes by the name "Team Apollo," posted the first piece of its exploits on Pastebin (find it here). The user data dump contains details of every fifth user of the forums. From what we can tell looking at the pasted data (which is now very much in the public domain), the passwords found in the user tables are not salted. NVIDIA was less than honest about that part.

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WOW! Good lookin' out bta :toast:
 
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hahahahhahahahah
 
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already decrypted one:roll:
 

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A good policy, and one I use, it to not use any similar passwords for important things. Each email address has a totally different password, my bank passwords are also totally different. I vary rarely use the same password for two things, though I do have one password that I use for sites that I'll probably only ever visit once and don't care about.
 

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how do you know it's not salted? seriously please
if you md5 12345678 you get 25d55ad283aa400af464c76d713c07ad

search for that text in the posted data and you will find it three times
 

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if you md5 12345678 you get 25d55ad283aa400af464c76d713c07ad

search for that text in the posted data and you will find it three times
OMG! That is the combination to my luggage!
 

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Hash "qwerty" and I'm sure you will get some matches too.
 
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A good policy, and one I use, it to not use any similar passwords for important things. Each email address has a totally different password, my bank passwords are also totally different. I vary rarely use the same password for two things, though I do have one password that I use for sites that I'll probably only ever visit once and don't care about.
Indeed. NONE of my passwords are the same.
 

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Indeed. NONE of my passwords are the same.
Yeah, in a perfect world no one should have to worry about this. Then again, apparently some of the users used 12345678 as their passwords, so we obviously aren't in a perfect world.:ohwell:
 

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This is from a local WI news site.
Gives you an idea what people regularly use as passwords.
 
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Yeah, in a perfect world no one should have to worry about this. Then again, apparently some of the users used 12345678 as their passwords, so we obviously aren't in a perfect world.:ohwell:
Well as dumb as I am compared to a few users on TPU about tech stuff I ain't THAT dumb. I think a lot of the older TPU crowd is far more tech savvy then the average user.

I once "fixed" a computer for someone who acted as if they pioneered software engineering yet couldn't figure out why he was getting BSOD's. I sat down on his OEM rig and discovered 32 viruses and his not so well hid porn stash. He said the viruses downloaded the porn. His wife kept asking me if that was true and I just said "Its possible" :laugh:

After she left I said to him "Dude come on. You hid your porn on the desktop in a folder called "(His name) Work Files" This virus knew your first name?" :laugh:
 
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I use asdfgh and variations on many sites that want me to register for some lame reason and I don't want to give them any hints of my real passwords
 
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Well as dumb as I am compared to a few users on TPU about tech stuff I ain't THAT dumb. I think a lot of the older TPU crowd is far more tech savvy then the average user.

I once "fixed" a computer for someone who acted as if they pioneered software engineering yet couldn't figure out why he was getting BSOD's. I sat down on his OEM rig and discovered 32 viruses and his not so well hid porn stash. He said the viruses downloaded the porn. His wife kept asking me if that was true and I just said "Its possible" :laugh:

After she left I said to him "Dude come on. You hid your porn on the desktop in a folder called "(His name) Work Files" This virus knew your first name?" :laugh:
Now this deserves a gold award as it made me laugh.
 
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After having a few friends get their email accounts hacked I started using 16-32 character passwords. I know that they are still vulnerable but the hope is they are harder to crack than lazier people. Kind of like the expression about 2 people and a bear, "I don't have to run faster than the bear, just faster than you".

If you want a totally random password then I'd suggest using PCTools Secure Password Generator.
http://www.pctools.com/guides/password/
 
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Why did they publish the passwords???
 
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On a more serious note: are TPU's forum passwords salted? You just never know what these script kiddie fuckers will target next... :shadedshu
 
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