Using GPUs to crack crypto

Steven M. Bellovin smb at
Sun Oct 12 18:00:00 EDT 2008

Elcomsoft has a product that uses GPUs to do password-cracking on a
variety of media.  They claim a speed-up of up to 67x, depending on the
application being attacked.

(This has led to a variety of stories (see, for example,
claiming that WPA is dead. The correct answer, though, is that
passwords are dead, especially bad ones.)

		--Steve Bellovin,

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