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Login system supplies fake passwords to hackers

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    A team of researchers has developed a system that makes it much harder for hackers to obtain usable passwords from a leaked database, which could help blunt the damage from a data breach.

    The system is described in a research paper that has been submitted for consideration at the 2015 Annual Computer Security Applications Conference, which takes place in Los Angeles in December.

    Called ErsatzPasswords, the system is aimed at throwing off hackers who use methods to “crack” passwords, said Mohammed H. Almeshekah, a doctoral student at Purdue University in Indiana.

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