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Hours after the attacks, Microsoft dispatched more than 30 security experts
to an improvised Cantor Fitzgerald command center in Rochelle Park, N.J.,
roughly 20 miles from the rubble. Many of the missing passwords would prove
to be relatively secure — the “JHx6fT!9” type that the company’s I.T.
department implored everyone to choose. To crack those, the Microsoft
technicians performed “brute force” attacks, using fast computers to begin
with “a” then work through every possible letter and number combination
before ending at “ZZZZZZZ.” But even with the fastest computers,
brute-force attacks, working through trillions of combinations, could take
days. Wall Street was not going to wait.

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