News

Amazon's Cloud Services Used to Brute Force Wi-Fi Passwords

Amazon's Cloud Services Used to Brute Force Wi-Fi Passwords

We have often heard about the wonderful world of cloud computing, force-fed by companies eager to tout the conveniences and cost savings of shifting to such a model of computing. Yet, such resources, when plentiful and inexpensive enough, can be harnessed and abused by those with malicious intent. A German researcher has claimed that he made use of Amazon's EC2 cloud services to crack the passwords of Wi-Fi networks using brute force. And it just cost him US$1.68.

Infoworld - The cloud is proving itself a double-edged sword: It grants individuals and organizations with limited resources quick, inexpensive access to a wealth of computing power. That's all well and good for a research organization crunching data to cure a debilitating disease or a developer who has authored the next big mobile app. But bad guys can harness that same inexpensive power to commit cyber crimes in a new, convenient way.

Click here for the full story.

 

All Reponses

Please login to comment or register here.
No Comments currently, be the first to roll the ball.

All News Categories

News for Past 12 Months

Subscribe to HWZ Here!

Subscribe now to receive latest tech news, articles and promotions straight to your inbox!
 
 
By signing up, you indicate that you have read and agreed to the and .