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The Cloud As a (Hax0r’s) Calculator. Yawn…

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If I see another news story that talks about how a “hacker” has shown that by “utilizing the cloud” to harness compute on demand to do what otherwise one might use a botnet or specialized hardware to perform BUT otherwise suggest that it somehow compromises an entire branch of technology, I’m going to…

Meh.

Yeah, cloud makes this cheap and accessible…rainbow table cracking using IaaS images via a cloud provider…passwords, wifi creds, credit card numbers, pi…

Please.

See:

Researcher cracks Wi-Fi passwords with Amazon cloud

Using Cloud Computing To Crack Passwords – Amazon’s EC2

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  1. January 11th, 2011 at 15:16 | #1

    LOL, does using EC2's mechanical turk to have people manually detect NOP slides in an exploit by looking at hex dumps in their browser count as using the cloud for doing security work?

  2. January 11th, 2011 at 15:18 | #2

    @pcapr

    Ha! In my "Frogs" presentation I called that "Using the Mechanical Turk to be a Maniacal Jerk!"

    ;)

  1. January 11th, 2011 at 19:48 | #1