Use PlayStation 3 to crack passwords

Thursday, 29 November 2007, 10:05 AM EST

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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