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http://anrieff.net/ucbench2011/moore.html

go wild

using an extremly powerfull system, you could take 20years off the time it take to bruteforce a password, now you only have to wait 40 years! So effective...
Assuming you do it on single CPU core. Brute forcing passwords is trivial to parallelize if you are in possession of the encrypted file. So on 40 CPU cores it would take a year. A modern household can already hold that many CPU cores. Throw a small cluster at it and you have it cracked within a week.

Ofc picking password of suitable length and strong enough encryption you can still make sure that whoever cracks it will really really really want to get to that data. Say triple encrypted truecrypt container of few hundred megs in size, 20+ digit password, etc.
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Bwah.. thansk for the tip mate - well .. Think I'll have to delete my stuff then ..
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not to mention caps on data by ISP's are killing the cloud concept.
For the consumer, yes. Data caps by ISP's, linked with the cloud can equal only bad things for us, but money in the pockets of the businesses. Think about it, you would essentially be paying just to use your computer. If everything is online, and they charge you bit by bit to use the net, well, do the math.
    
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For the consumer, yes. Data caps by ISP's, linked with the cloud can equal only bad things for us, but money in the pockets of the businesses. Think about it, you would essentially be paying just to use your computer. If everything is online, and they charge you bit by bit to use the net, well, do the math.
Pay-per-view computing. The ISP's will love it! Welcome to the cloud.
post #55 of 61
Please understand, you don't need to get rid of Dropbox or need to remove everything you have.
Just remove what you have that is important from their servers. If you're going to be doing that, then use TrueCrypt containers.
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The only thing I currently use Dropbox for:
1)Pictures if I want to sync them to my iPhone or other computers without having to use a USB.

2)Documents such as my workout guides so I can easily refer to them.

3)Printing. I have an automatic python script set so whenever I email a document to my address, it gets put into my dropbox, and then my PC at home automatically prints the document.

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Assuming you do it on single CPU core. Brute forcing passwords is trivial to parallelize if you are in possession of the encrypted file. So on 40 CPU cores it would take a year. A modern household can already hold that many CPU cores. Throw a small cluster at it and you have it cracked within a week.

Ofc picking password of suitable length and strong enough encryption you can still make sure that whoever cracks it will really really really want to get to that data. Say triple encrypted truecrypt container of few hundred megs in size, 20+ digit password, etc.
Not only that, but say you're a really dastardly devil of a person and you like to hack people. Zombie farms and inhouse clusters would reduce that time to days.
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Pay-per-view computing. The ISP's will love it! Welcome to the cloud.
NO! Don't give corporations/industries an idea for how to compromise. Then we'll end up losing big time.
     
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Frankly, at this point I'm so used to using dropbox and I share files with friends on dropbox so much that I can't imagine switching to a competitor. A truecrypt volume of my entire dropbox would be inconvenient for sharing files with other dropbox.

I don't keep any private files on dropbox though, so this doesn't concern me that much. If I did, I'd definitely put them in a truecrypt folder.
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Please understand, you don't need to get rid of Dropbox or need to remove everything you have.
Just remove what you have that is important from their servers. If you're going to be doing that, then use TrueCrypt containers.
Or don't let someone/a trojan get on your machine and copy your config file? It's not like they can crack into your Dropbox without first gaining access to your computer.

Unless you've done something to get the feds after you by subpoenaing Dropbox to release your encryption key you shouldn't be worried about someone else breaking into your files.
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 5/16/11 at 3:34pm
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Unless you've done something to get the feds after you by subpoenaing Dropbox to release your encryption key you shouldn't be worried about someone else breaking into your files.
Considering how ridiculously easy that is these days, that isn't comforting.
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