When creating passwords online, MAKE SURE THEY ARE STRONG! With this new type of hardware cracking them is getting easier and faster.
Making a crack at a password-protected Microsoft Word document, Nvidia’s GTX 1080, designed using the company’s new Pascal architecture, can reportedly make 7,100 different password attempts per second, while even the last generation GTX 980 can only make around 3,800 attempts per second, and a CPU alone can only make around 30 attempts per second. This is according to testing done by Oleg Afonin from security company Elcomsoft.
For example, Nvidia’s latest GTX 1080 can crack a standard six-character password in about 83 hours. Using a CPU alone, it would normally take a little over two years.
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