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New Hacking Tool Uses Power of Graphics Cards

Discussion in 'News' started by zekrahminator, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. zekrahminator

    zekrahminator McLovin

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    When Folding@Home came out with a GPU client, folding scores soared, due to the massive power just waiting to be unlocked in a graphics card. However, as said in Spider-man, with great power comes great responsibility. Someone has reverse-engineered the power of graphics, and is trying to patent the use of this power to crack passwords at incredible rates.
    Such technology could be used by crime investigators to log into terrorist networks, or pirates to get into RIAA servers.

    Source: Nordic Hardware
     
  2. panchoman

    panchoman Sold my stars!

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    pirates to get in RIAA servers.. lol..

    sweet, but scary, sometimes we build things that we shouldn't things that have the ability to screw the world over.. like nukes.
     
  3. Ben Clarke

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    GPU's FTW!
     
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    JC316 Knows what makes you tick

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    Thats frightening. I remember when the PS2 came out, the government was talking about the system because it could be used for hacking. Looks sorta like the same thing here.
     
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    panchoman Sold my stars!

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    can mods make invisible posts or something? or did zek edit something?
     
  6. Ben Clarke

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    He probably deleted his post before the page loaded for you. Or your browser screwed up and loaded a cache'd page, it does that to me sometimes.
     
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    Heh, in this case, I can actually see the pirates taking advantage of this before any legal firm.
     
  8. lemonadesoda

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    Elcomsoft FTW. Their software has really helped me out sometimes.

    But there are 2 big problems for me:

    1./ WinRAR too slow to crack
    2./ Lotus notes too slow to crack

    If they can get a GPU, or even a PPU, to do the math cracking faster... then GREAT. Speed up of 10-100x DEFINATELY makes their software worth a few $ extra.

    I like.
     
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    Hmmm not good news if your breaking the law and trying to hide it from the gov't...
     
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    amazing how far technology has come. Imagine what you could do with that if you could harness your GPUs power
     
  11. lemonadesoda

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    IMPORTANT NOTE:

    Currently Geoforce 8 cards only.

    MAXIMUM SPEEDUP: 25x

    TYPICAL SPEEDUP:15-20x http://www.elcomsoft.com/EDPR/gpu_en.pdf

    It's good, but its not earth shattering. I would imagine code designed for an AEGIA board, or other math co-pro add-in, would have a bigger performance impact.

     
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