Re: screen saver

Tim Newsome (drz@froody.bloke.com)
Wed, 16 Apr 1997 18:29:39 -0400 (EDT)


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On Wed, 16 Apr 1997, Me wrote:

> > I'm not a windows hacker at all, but I think this is one thing that could
> > get us a *lot* more clients. Make a W95 screen saver that'll crack keys.

> Not bad, but I was running deschall, and the screensaver kicked
> in, it went from 2^29 in 2400s to 2^28 in 3500s. Not to mention, the

That's because the screen saver hogs all CPU it can get. We could write our
own screen saver with cracking DES in mind. It'd need some slow animation or
something else not CPU intensive and crack keys as much as possible. Of course
it'd suck if the screensaver was shut off right when it was about to find the
key, but not just screensavers get shut off. The amount of extra CPU power we
can get this way would far outweigh the disadvantage.

Tim

Tim Newsome. Programmer for Megasoft. Student at CMU. Cynic in life.
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