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Hackers to target PlayStation 3?

Posted on Monday, November 20 2006 @ 11:59:55 CET by

Gartner fears criminals may target the PlayStation 3's huge processing power:
"Today, Trojans are about sending spam, but I think criminals will use Trojans to steal processor time for PlayStations when they are not in use, and use that power to attach cryptography systems and deduce the prime numbers used to generate keys.

This sort of thing is the dark flipside to what Prentice dubbed the "consumerisation" of IT - in which the power of household gadgets and gizmos sets the standard for how users expect business to act, and for the IT services they expect to be offered at work, reports TechTarget.
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