Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Polls on the front page of Slashdot? Is the world coming to an end?! Nope; read more about it. ×
Encryption

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

Link to Original Source
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

US Government Using PS3s to Break Encryption

Comments Filter:

Our business in life is not to succeed but to continue to fail in high spirits. -- Robert Louis Stevenson

Working...