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Encryption

+ - US Government Using PS3s to Break Encryption-> 1 1

Submitted by Entropy98
Entropy98 writes: As reported here and here.. It seems that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Cyber Crimes Center, known as C3 have replaced their "$8,000 Tableau/Dell server combination" with more efficient and much cheaper $300 PS3s. Each PS3 is capable of 4 million passwords per second, and C3 currently has 20 PS3s with plans to buy 40 more.

Naturally this is only being used to break encryption on computers seized with a warrant and suspected of harboring child pornography.

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US Government Using PS3s to Break Encryption

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