Nvidia RTX 4090 GPU is alarmingly good at cracking passwords

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Nvidia’s RTX 4090 graphics card is a bit of a dab hand when it comes to the power and brute force needed to crack passwords, it would seem.

As Tom’s Hardware (opens in new tab) reports, this comes from a security researcher, Sam Croley, who tweeted about the RTX 4090’s muscle for this task, as gauged by benchmarks run with HashCat (a password cracking tool).

First @hashcat benchmarks on the new @nvidia RTX 4090! Coming in at an insane >2x uplift over the 3090 for nearly every algorithm. Easily capable of setting records: 300GH/s …

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