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Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2014 15:00:25 -0700
From: Tony Arcieri <>
To: "" <>
Subject: Re: [PHC] "Why I Don't Recommend Scrypt"

On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 2:58 PM, Peter Maxwell <>wrote:

> Sorry for resurrecting an earlier incarnation of this thread but wanted to
> pose the question: are we actually worried about people using ASICs for
> password cracking?

While not quite the same thing as ASICS, people are definitely using FPGAs
for cracking:

FPGAs aren't as fast as ASICs, but allow the attacker to custom-tailor
circuits to the particular password hash they're trying to crack.

Tony Arcieri

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