The Stack Overflow podcast is back! Listen to an interview with our new CEO.
Search type Search syntax
Tags [tag]
Exact "words here"
Author user:1234
user:me (yours)
Score score:3 (3+)
score:0 (none)
Answers answers:3 (3+)
answers:0 (none)
isaccepted:yes
hasaccepted:no
inquestion:1234
Views views:250
Sections title:apples
body:"apples oranges"
URL url:"*.example.com"
Favorites infavorites:mine
infavorites:1234
Status closed:yes
duplicate:no
migrated:no
wiki:no
Types is:question
is:answer
Exclude -[tag]
-apples
For more details on advanced search visit our help page
Results tagged with Search options user 182225

A password is a secret word or string of characters that is used for authentication, to prove identity or gain access to a resource.

8
votes
"quantum superposition of passwords" to the server. The problem arises when I have an algorithm that somehow lets me test whether or not any given password is correct. Suppose, for example, that I've … that it takes 1 millisecond to test a password, and there are 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 possible passwords. With classical computing, if I wanted to try out every possible password, it would take me …
answered Oct 4 '16 by Tanner Swett
0
votes
No brute forcing is needed. Given the "encrypted" string e, I can produce a fake password p_ which your system will accept, very quickly. The algorithm to do this is: Let p_first_half be the first …
answered Oct 12 '16 by Tanner Swett