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CCS 2010 Presentation: Testing Metrics for Password Creation Policies by Attacking Large Sets of Revealed Passwords  693k v. 1 Oct 7, 2010, 7:29 AM Matt Weir
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Defcon17 Powerpoint slides pre-release copy- Cracking 400000 Passwords  4384k v. 2 Jul 29, 2009, 11:26 PM Matt Weir
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Defense in Depth is a Lie: Navigating the World of Computer Security. -- A presentation I gave to the FSU Network Security class on how to learn about computer security on your own.  10931k v. 1 Apr 23, 2010, 10:28 AM Matt Weir
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IEEE Security And Privacy Conference 2009: Password Cracking Using Probablistic Context Free Grammars. The theory, (as well as some of the results), behind my research on probablistic password cracking. The more work I do on this, the more I'm convinced this is the future of password cracking. In a nutshell, this is a way to better represent how people actually create password and then use that knowledge to attack them.  542k v. 2 Jun 14, 2009, 9:35 AM Matt Weir
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Slides from my Shmoocon 2009 talk Enough with the Insanity - Dictionary Based Rainbow Tables. Basically an overview of how rainbow tables work, their limitations and why dictionary based rainbow tables are really nice.  2124k v. 2 Jul 26, 2009, 2:38 PM Matt Weir
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My PhD. dissertation: "Using Probabilistic Techniques to Aid in Password Cracking Attacks". It represents about three years of work and a whole lot of fun. Chapter 5 is the part that I'm most proud of.  2267k v. 2 May 12, 2010, 1:22 PM Matt Weir
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