Child Pornography: PlayStation 3 to the rescue

Posted By | On 17th, Nov. 2009 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet


Its a very well known and a sad fact that several youngsters and children are falling in to a trap called as Child Pornography. Earlier the people of the law used to spend a ton of money to take those shameful internet sites down but now with the PlayStation 3, they can do that by spending a few dollars.

Its a well known fact that  breaking in those kind of sites is hard and requires systems which have a lot of processing power and accuracy with the permutations and combinations of password generation. Claude E. Davenport, an agent in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Cyber Crimes Center says that:

“Bad guys are encrypting their stuff now, so we need a methodology of hacking on that to try to break passwords, The Playstation 3 with its processing component is perfect for large scale library attacks.”

PlayStation 3 to the rescue

PlayStation 3 to the rescue

Now according to the Fourth Amendment of the law, the suspects can’t be forced to give their passwords away. But with a proper warrant the officials are allowed to try out zillions of possible combinations of password. For this the officials would shelve about a $1000 for buying the system which will than process the website and than crack the password, but now with the raw power of the Cell Processor of the PlayStation 3, the password can be cracked for just $299.

Neil Condon, vice president of Public Affairs for AccessData Corp (an Organization which deals with such cases) adds:

“You take the ability of a single person to throw a few passwords at it a minute to a few million a second and any current gen console can be used for the operation, but we are using PS3s because they can install Linux in them.”

This is certainly good news for the law enforcers and bad news for the shameful ones.

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  • chikoo123

    this topic is really the stressful and awareness is seriously required. We are spoiling our assets in the earler stages. Good information, keep shouting!!

  • I thought the new ps3 slim doesnt run linux out of the box… which would make the $299 price incorrect as the model prior to the slim had the other os option and they were more then $299 with the exception of in store stock at the time of the price drop. As of yesterday i had no luck finding any ps3’s capable of running linux anywhere locally. so i would have to say this will be limited to used ps3’s or hacked consoles in the distant future.


 

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