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    anonymous
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    Is It anyway possible to crack a password hash that might probably be one of those strings generated by those Random Password Generators?

    im posting from mobile

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    Hedgehog2986

    Possible, yes. Practical, no.

    For example, the generator in Firefox makes 16 characters of random numbers and letters, including capitals. That adds up to an entropy of 62 for each letter. 62^16 = 47,672,401,706,823,533,450,263,330,816. Thats 47 OCTILLION.

    Let’s say it’s just MD5, and you’ve got a pretty decent rig, let’s say two 3090s, that’s around 150 billion a second, nowhere near what you need. So yes, you could do it given that many years but I’d expect the heat death of the universe to come and go a few times while it’s running. Realistically it’d be quicker to wait for quantum computers to come around and solve it for you.

    I can only think of one way that’s feasible..
    https://xkcd.com/538/

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