The Death Throes of crypt()

    Date08 Dec 2003
    CategoryCryptography
    4117
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Tom Perrine and Devin Kowatch of the San Diego Supercomputer Center have issued "Teracrack: Password cracking using TeraFLOP and PetaByte Resources." Using SDSC's prodigious computing facilities, they precomputed 207 billion crypt() hashes in 80 minutes. . . Tom Perrine and Devin Kowatch of the San Diego Supercomputer Center have issued "Teracrack: Password cracking using TeraFLOP and PetaByte Resources." Using SDSC's prodigious computing facilities, they precomputed 207 billion crypt() hashes in 80 minutes."
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