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Date: Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:09:57 +0000
From: "Poul-Henning Kamp" <>
        Krisztián Pintér <>
Subject: Re: [PHC] babbling about trends

In message <>, =?iso-8859-15?Q?Kriszti=E1n_Pi
nt=E9r?= writes:

>2d. cloud computing
>as of now, only big fish can buy hardware in quantities to even hope
>to break something with brute force.

Yeah, except there are several *very* large bot-nets which have
access to computing power only to be dreamt about by reasonable

Today most of them seems to be idle, for reasons unknown, or
mining bitcoins, for reasons obvious.

Anything that can be done in parallel om millions of machines will
give attachers a vast advantage, until we get our shit together with
respect to software quality and network security.

Poul-Henning Kamp       | UNIX since Zilog Zeus 3.20
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