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Nvidia GeForce 8800 Ultra and lesser GPUs security vulnerability

Discussion in 'General Security' started by lotuseclat79, Oct 25, 2007.

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Thread Starter

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    Password-cracking chip causes security concerns.

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

    Using the "massively parallel processing" capabilities of a graphics processing unit (GPU) - the processor normally used to produce realistic graphics for video games, the speed of password cracking was increased by a factor of 25 - and a Russian company has filed for a U.S. patent on the technique.

    How vulnerable is your computer's GPU?

    -- Tom
     
  2. lunarlander

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    Time to start making really really long pass phrases.
     
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