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Vista passwords cracked using GPU
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Written by Danrok   
Thursday, 25 October 2007 09:35

Password-cracking chip causes security concerns

From NewScientistTech: 

A technique for cracking computer passwords using inexpensive off-the-shelf computer graphics hardware is causing a stir in the computer security community.

Elcomsoft, a software company based in Moscow, Russia, has filed a US patent for the technique. It takes advantage of the "massively parallel processing" capabilities of a graphics processing unit (GPU) - the processor normally used to produce realistic graphics for video games.

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