Neo project launches distributed computing on Xbox key

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Wasted Grunt used our newssubmit to tell us that a new project is aimed to find the key that is used on the Xbox to digitally sign the software that runs on this gaming console. Earlier projects…

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Great idea, but I’ll bet that Microsoft gets it shutdown quite promptly. Not that it’s illegal, necessarily, but that they can get it shutdown whether it is or not. I hope not, but I’m thinking that’s the way it’ll work.

Not illegal… but it will take a LOT of computer time… I got my PC running this program now, but a 2048 bit key will take ages to crack… But still you never know, it might be way in the beginning of the key space. We might get lucky.