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    Default PS3 used for hacking passwords

    The powerful chip at the heart of Sony's PlayStation gaming console has been used to crack passwords faster than ever before.

    Security researcher Nick Breese used a PS3 to crack supposedly strong eight-character passwords in hours.

    Typically, previous attempts to crack such passwords took days to get the same result.

    Eight-character passwords are used to protect PDF and Zip files as well as those produced by Microsoft Office.

    The Cell processor at the heart of the PS3 is the key to speeding up the time it takes to crack a password.

    In a presentation, Mr Breese said a powerful Intel chip could crank through 10-15 million cycles per second.

    The architecture of the Cell processor meant it could speed through 1.4 billion cycles per second.

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    lol, thats my baby XD

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    Quote Originally Posted by acn010 View Post
    lol, thats my baby XD
    XD Mine too!

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    Wow thats ace:thumbup:

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