Wednesday, 18 November 2009

PS3 Being Used To Help Catch Paedophiles

Not only is the PS3 known for helping find the cure to cancer, new reports reveal the latest effort to harness the PS3's processing power for good comes from the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Cyber Crimes Center. The Cyber Crimes Center (C3) is using networked PS3s to capture sexual predators by cracking passwords on computers suspected of containing child pornography. C3 senior special agent Claude E. Davenport commented:
"Bad guys are encrypting their stuff now, so we need a methodology of hacking on that to try to break passwords. The PlayStation 3--its processing component--is perfect for large-scale library attacks."
Full crazy thing at the source.

Source: AxcessNews

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