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Hacker uses cloud computing to crack passwords

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November 17, 2010
FedCyber Wire
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“A German hacker claims to have used cloud computing to crack passwords stored in an algorithm that was developed by the NSA.

Hacker Thomas Roth announced on Tuesday that he has used one of Amazon Web Service’s Cluster GPU Instances to crack the passwords encrypted in a Secure Hashing Algorithm (SHA1) hash.

‘I think that cloud cracking can be useful in the future because of its massive parallel nature. You can start a 100 node cracking cluster with just a few clicks,’ Roth told ZDNet UK on Tuesday.

(Source: Hacker uses cloud computing to crack passwords | ZDNet UK)

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