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Author Topic: 2012-05-15 linuxjournal.com - Hack and / - Password Cracking with GPUs, Part 1  (Read 1197 times)
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May 16, 2012, 01:01:47 AM
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Hack and / - Password Cracking with GPUs, Part I: the Setup
Bitcoin mining is so last year. Put your expensive GPU to use cracking passwords.


Kyle Rankin
2012-05-15


http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/hack-and-password-cracking-gpus-part-i-setup

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Then Bitcoin tanked. That's okay though, because I hadn't gotten around to building my mining rig yet, and what's more, I found an even more interesting use for Bitcoin mining hardware: password cracking. Bitcoin mining and password cracking are quite similar operations, and a GPU can crack passwords much faster than a CPU or even a small cluster of CPUs.
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Bitcoin mining is no longer profitable.

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It turns out that cracking passwords is a lot like mining Bitcoins, so the same reasons GPUs are faster for Bitcoin mining apply to password cracking.
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