Their long support for the minority is well appreciated for us, Linux users, but now they’re indirectly supporting the bad guys as well! Not to panic though, every major breakthrough comes with a proportional cost (ie. nuclear physics).

According to The Register, this company is using NVidia’s GPU to reduce the password cracking from months to days!

The new CUDA platform allows you to use the GPU for numeric processing, giving a big advantage over the too generic (and too complex) CPU.

Now, just between us, they can’t say they didn’t know it was going to happen, can they? No one said week password schemes (even with strong public encryption algorithm) were safe…

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