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Re: In case y'all didn't catch it yet...
From: Bart.Lansing () kohls com
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 13:19:54 -0600
Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu wrote on 02/16/2005 12:08:14 PM:
On Wed, 16 Feb 2005 09:27:45 CST, Bart.Lansing () kohls com said:
Fact: If the paper and method are sound...the sky STILL is not
(although it will be raining pretty darned hard)...2^69
get a collision...how many hours of current gen cpu cycles?? (some
from the blog thread postulate a 4 ghz machine would need 4000
years...4000 CPU@ 4 ghz ea ...1 year.)
And if it's a crew with a 400K machine zombie net, 3 days. Maybe a week
that most of the boxes are consumer-grade machines.
Consider it a "given" that there's at least one "somebody" *already*
in that target space...
Vladis, point taken...but to be picky, that's 400k machines with the
process forground-tasking, cpu at 100%, machine online 7x24, and at the
very state of the consumer PC art (remembering that we were talking about
an as-yet not readily available 4ghz machine capable of 2^32 ops/sec). As
effective as botnets are, clocking the cpu to its knees is going to tip
even clueless pc owners off....all to "maybe" cause 1 collision...assuming
of course, that their solution even lends itself to distributed processing
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