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Aug
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comment Will using the same password on windows 7 and Ubuntu make it easier to crack either?
The only thing feasible from the scenario would be to break the weaker windows hash method by brute force or rainbow tables or other method and then you'd have the password and the stronger linux method wouldn't matter.
Aug
18
comment Will using the same password on windows 7 and Ubuntu make it easier to crack either?
A hash is a one way mathematical problem. Put in a password, run it through the hash and what comes out is your hashed password. There should be no way to run it backwards - even if you know the hash algorithm and know the output. So getting the password from the hash isn't feasible. The only way to break it is to run all possible passwords and get all outputs and then match what you have against all the outputs (rainbow table). Then you have Linux which uses a different hash than Windows and salts the hash with a random variable - the result is totally different.
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comment Access truecrypt encrypted data from hdd of broken laptop
For clarity - did you have the drive split and partitioned into C: and D: partitions and then Truecrypt encrypted one and then the other? - or - Did you create an encrypted C: drive, boot and create a Truecrypt drive within it (which would have shown up as a new drive letter D:) - or - Did you create plausible deniable sub drive within the C: drive?
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comment Difference between pings in same house?
First - wired or wireless? Second - does your ping times to your gateway differ or are they the same? (Pinging usually to 192.168.1.1 or whatever your gateway is.)
Sep
4
comment Dell Inspiron 15 R n series
Yes, but if you specify what the actual device is, someone may be able to point to the manufacturer's website or other location. Without the info, no one can search.