leah blogs: Ken Thompson's Unix password


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Cracking it took 4+ days on an AMD Radeon Vega64 running hashcat at about 930MH/s
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6 days ago by bill.kirtley
Chess moves as passwords. These people were certainly smart.
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9 days ago by bjtitus
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12 days ago by behaghel
Somewhere around 2014 I found an /etc/passwd file in some dumps of the BSD 3 source tree, containing passwords of all the old timers such as Dennis Ritchie, Ken Thompson, Brian W. Kernighan, Steve Bourne and Bill Joy.
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12 days ago by jackysee
Somewhere around 2014 I found an /etc/passwd file in some dumps of the BSD 3 source tree, containing passwords of all the old timers such as Dennis Ritchie, Ken Thompson, Brian W. Kernighan, Steve Bourne and Bill Joy.
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13 days ago by talles
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13 days ago by kurver
Ken Thompson’s Unix BSD 3 password was cracked.
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13 days ago by becked
Somewhere around 2014 I found an /etc/passwd file in some dumps of the BSD 3 source tree, containing passwords of all the old timers such as Dennis Ritchie, Ken Thompson, Brian W. Kernighan, Steve…
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13 days ago by igorette
Ken Thompson's Unix password is, the end, 100% Ken Thompson
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14 days ago by jqno
Ken Thompson's Unix Password
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14 days ago by diamondtin
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14 days ago by rtanglao
I can't believe it was 'hunter2'
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14 days ago by briantrice
I can't believe it was 'hunter2'
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14 days ago by steveklabnik
Ken Thompson's Unix password
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14 days ago by nicola
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14 days ago by chetan
Cool story -- ZghOT0eRm4U9s:p/q2-q4!
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14 days ago by dkurth
Ken Thompson's password was nearly impossible to guess, even years AFTER the crypto he used had been badly compromised.
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14 days ago by mcherm
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14 days ago by raphman
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14 days ago by acdha
Finally, today this secret was resolved by Nigel Williams:

From: Nigel Williams <nw@retrocomputingtasmania.com>
Subject: Re: [TUHS] Recovered /etc/passwd files

ken is done:

ZghOT0eRm4U9s:p/q2-q4!

took 4+ days on an AMD Radeon Vega64 running hashcat at about 930MH/s
during that time (those familiar know the hash-rate fluctuates and
slows down towards the end).
This is a chess move in descriptive notation, and the beginning of many common openings. It fits very well to Ken Thompson’s background in computer chess.
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14 days ago by Chirael
"took 4+ days on an AMD Radeon Vega64 running hashcat at about 930MH/s during that time "
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14 days ago by ddribin
Somewhere around 2014 I found an /etc/passwd file in some dumpsof the BSD 3 source tree, containing passwords of all the old timerssuch as Dennis Ritchie, Ken…
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14 days ago by fogus
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14 days ago by priyadarshan
Even Ken Thompson's password is bad-ass:
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14 days ago by nicksieger
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14 days ago by stilkov