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Date: Sun, 27 May 2012 07:01:06 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: SHARCS 2012 paper

On Fri, May 25, 2012 at 10:32:06PM +0200, Frank Dittrich wrote:
> Here's a paper of SHARCS 2010 (Special-purpose Hardware for Attacking
> Cryptographic Systems).
> Among other presentations, starting at page 35, you'll find
> Sprengers, Batina: Speeding up GPU-based password cracking
> I just skimmed over it.
> The reported speed for MD5 hash calculations is above 800.000/s on a GTX
> 295 (but probably just brute-forcing the key space, and password length
> limited to 8 bytes).

I commented on this one here:

BTW, I just found that the author had inquired on a related topic on
john-users in 2011:


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