New Processor Is Great… At Cracking Passwords
We see it all the time. An idea is developed with a positive outcome and within a short amount of time, someone has found a way to use that great tool for evil! According to a TechRadar article, this recently happened with Nvidia’s RTX 3090. The RTX 3090 is Nvidia’s flagship graphics card which features a GA102 graphics processor with 10,496 cores and 24GB of GDDR6X memory. For those of you who have no idea what that means, it’s a really powerful processor 😉
In fact that Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) was designed to offer a significant boost in graphical performance in PC games and creative workloads. Which is all fun and games… until it was realized that that same GPU is also very good at cracking passwords, especially weak ones!
More reasons why you should use strong, complex passwords.
You’ve heard time and time again about using strong passwords. You may even be fighting an internal battle… strong passwords vs the ease of use. On one hand, you know complex passwords are a great way to keep hackers and bots out of your accounts, but on the other hand, strong passwords make it harder for you to access your own files and accounts.
All of us here at Devfuzion understand this reasoning and we want to help you make your workday and technology more efficient. But we can not stress enough how important strong passwords are. Having a complex password is one of the simplest ways to help protect your data against cyber threats. In fact, having strong passwords is becoming more and more important as technology becomes more advanced.
What Exactly Is A Strong Password?
View our Strong Password Guide article for some tips and tricks on how to make your password more secure.
Protect Your Data
Using strong and complex passwords are just the tip of the iceberg. There are many ways to help prevent cyber threats from accessing your data. To learn more about Cyber Security or how to better protect your business, contact Devfuzion today!