Use PlayStation 3 to crack passwords
Nick Breese, a senior security consultant, has come up with a way to drastically increase the processing capability of cracking passwords, using a PS3.
By implementing common ciphers and hash functions using vector computing, Breese has pushed the current upper limit of 10--15 million cycles per second - in Intel-based architecture - up to 1.4 billion cycles per second.
At PC World.
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