Russians crack passwords with 8800 card

Those crazy Russians hackers are at it again, and this time they are using Nvidia’s graphical powerhouse, the GeForce 8800 to crack passwords. It does so using a password cracking technique that utilizes a similar parallel processing concept that speeds up dictionary and brute force attacks on items like Windows Vista password logins, laying claim to the face that the 8800 is up to 25 times faster than a processor. So far, these hackers have yet to try their technique while running SLI, and that thought alone ought to send shudders down anybody’s spine :)

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