Password Cracking–Part 2

Two days felt like a long time, so we found a cloud server with 16 cores we could use. We guessed on the threads and were able to run it at an average of 90% utilization (and it seems to use all the cores). The initial projection was 14 hours so it seemed better, but […]

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Password Cracking–Part 1

I’ve run into the not uncommon situation where there is a SQL login and no one seems to have the password. We can change it and suffer the pain, create a new account, or try to crack it. I’ve opted to at least try cracking, using the article How to recover a SQL Server login […]

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