Russian hackers get more clever each year, this one being no exception. The Reds have come up with a way to use the mathematical power of GPUs, specifically Nvidia’s Geforce 8800. Using the parallel processing powers of the main logic in the board, the Russian dev team has come up with a way to crack Windows Vista password quickly using brute force and dictionary attacks. How fast? Up to twenty-five times faster than with a CPU alone.
What’s even more frightening is they’re just getting started with what they can do with their new-found power. It should keep IT managers up at night when they think about it.
Russians use Geforce to crack Vista passwords [Then Inquirer]