Notes on GPU-based Hash Computation

2011-10-29 16:03:45 by chort

In the last few weeks I've learned a lot about applying GPUs to break password hashes. I'd like to thank @ErrataRob for writing the blog post that got me started in this field. If you haven't read Rob's post, I highly recommend you do that first, because this post builds on it. Don't buy a graphics card until you've read my post though, because there are some important updates.

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The Death of Meritocracy?

2011-10-29 00:15:49 by chort

You must be living under a rock to not know about the Occupy Together protests that are happening right now in the United States, and other countries around the world. There has been a lot of press coverage trying to come to grips with what it is that the protesters are actually upset about. One of the best pieces on protester sentiments is this one in Rolling Stone. The gist of it is that Wall Street tycoons aren't getting rich by working hard and having better ideas, they're doing it by cheating the system. While I agree with this assessment, there's more to it.

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