Cloud-Based Crypto-Cracking Tool To Be Unleashed At Black Hat DC – Darkreading

 

binary ring codeSo why is this news? Well, other than it is the first time that a researcher has made an announcement regarding it?

 

Largely any workload could be put into the cloud. Cloud vendors, ourselves included, have suggested that large mathematical functions that require intensive processing could and should be offloaded to the cloud either in part or in totality, since the launch of cloud based services and cracking passwords is a large maths function.

cloud illustration iconThat  the "cloud could be used for password cracking", should not surprise anyone, it will gain the same economic benefits as any other application when applied to the cloud, this was inevitable. 

In the meantime use a strong password, or two factors of authentication about stuff you care about…

Cloud-Based Crypto-Cracking Tool To Be Unleashed At Black Hat DC – Darkreading

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