Thursday, November 29, 2007

High speed password cracking

The Sony PlayStation 3 gaming console has been used to generate high speed MD5 hashes by a New Zealand security consultant. He claimed a rate of over 1.4 billion iterations per second in a presentation at the Kiwicon conference in Auckland. The researcher attributes this performance to both the parallelism available from the multi-core processor and the simplicity of the processor architecture.

Read the article HERE.

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