Password validation security issue

Roy Smith roy at
Sat Mar 1 21:25:47 CET 2014

In article <mailman.7533.1393703687.18130.python-list at>,
 Christian Heimes <christian at> wrote:

>  With software like [1] and a fast GPU
> it is possible to do more than 10*10^9 checks/second for SHA-256.

Just out of curiosity, how does that differ from 10^10 checks/second?

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