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Old 7th October 2013
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How Egyptian police quickly cracked journalist’s computer password

According to Mike Giglio, a NewsWeek correspondent, Egyptian police got hold of his laptop during his coverage of the latest Egyptian protest in Tahrir Square against the ousting of Mohammed Morsi, cracking his password protected computer on the street to check what was inside, with just a few seconds of time and very little cost in terms of software and training.

See below screenshot of Mike Giglio Twitter account explaining Egyptian police password cracking quick method:

http://www.hacker10.com/wp-content/u...king-Egypt.jpg
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Typical behavior, and you can ask most of those who got caught about the Super Sized Pepsi Cola bottle....they 'll know what I mean
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Yep, nothing ever beats rubber-hose cryptanalysis (pun intended)
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Obligatory xkcd, yet another example of life imitating art

http://xkcd.com/538/
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Scottro! *gasp*
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Scottro! *gasp*
Yeah...it's like zombie my be real
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Well, here's the deal in a nutshell, folks. Changed jobs around 2007, and it was mostly Linux, and I had less time. Recently changed jobs again, and a great deal of it deals with FreeBSD, so I'm slowly easing back.

So, you'll see me from time to time, both here and on the FreeBSD forums--I think I actually answered one of Rod's posts there, and was going to add a wave, but feared no one would remember who I was.
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feared no one would remember who I was.
I do remember you from here and the old BSDForums.org

Good luck with your job, by the way.
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Thanks. It's fun but frightening at times, just the way a new job should be. And great people there, so I really hope they keep me.
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So is that what they call a bruto force attack?
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Unsocial engineering
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yes

and a correction to my post above: bruto = brute
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