In part 5 of our Bitcoin series, we leverage Hashtopolis to distribute a cracking operation across multiple independent machines.
If like last week simply guessing a password is insufficient, then you can bring out the big guns. I’m talking about Hashcat, and advanced system that allows you to automate the cracking of passwords using optimized GPU code. Rather than manually guessing one password at a time – or even iterating over one password at […]
Last week we covered the basics of how Bitcoin keys work and how software like Bitcoin Core can protect a private key with a user-defined password. Assume you’ve set up your wallet, set a password, then left things along for long enough to forget your password. Now Bitcoin has exploded in value and you want […]
Last time, I explained the backstory for why I’m treading down this bizarro path in the first place. If I can’t find my Bitcoin and it’s nearly impossible to turn a profit from mining as a hobby, I’ll try to buy my way into wealth instead. The very first step forward is to acquire a […]
Several years ago, I spent the majority of my time freelancing while looking for regular work. Usually this paid well. Occasionally a client would take my work and skip the bill. It happened once with an architecture website. Again with a college seminar tracking site. One customer, those, admitted he couldn’t pay me in cash […]
One year ago today, I sat in the National Mall and reflected on the inspiring atmosphere and the amazingness of my favorite PHP conf. Today, I mourn the loss of both.