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DIY Robots Make Brute-Force Security Hacks Possible

Many common types of software security systems only function because they assume that nobody has the time, interest, or energy to use brute force approaches to crack them. Take your phone, for example: it (probably) has a four digit number to unlock it. A human would likely not bother to try out all 10,000 combinations since it would be super boring, but robots don't get bored, so this sort of security doesn't dissuade them. Digital Rights Management (DRM) often works the same way: by making it time consuming for people to copy things, the idea is that people just won't copy things. And it works. The two key words there, though, are "time

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11 Sep
Evan Ackerman @BotJunkie
On Automaton: DIY Robots Make Brute-Force Security Hacks Possible http://t.co/LXQGmVMX5x #robotics
11 Sep
robots_forever @robots_forever
DIY Robots Make Brute-Force Security Hacks Possible http://t.co/9qpIf7OOws
11 Sep
IEEE Spectrum @IEEESpectrum
DIY Robots Make Brute-Force Security Hacks Possible: With enough patience, and enough robots, you can crack ju... http://t.co/UQMigQoFRH