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For the first time, the freely available password cracker ocl-Hashcat-plus is able to tackle passcodes with as many as 55 characters. It's an improvement that comes as more and more people are relying on long passcodes and phrases to protect their website accounts and other online assets.

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Most modern memory cards contain a single NAND flash chip and a smaller controller chip that provides a high-level interface to the data, implemented with a microcontroller that runs software which understands the host protocol (MMC, USB, ATA, ...) and abstracts the block allocation, bad block management, wear leveling and garbage collection that is necessary to be done on the NAND chip.

See also [https://lwn.net/Articles/428584/] for a detailed description of some of the concepts.

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