Back | Brute Forcing TC01 [2] - 3 point(s)

In this exercise we look again at brute forcing TC01. To make it a bit more interesting we increased the key space. The keys are chosen with the following mask (where * can be any value):

keymask = 0x00000000********

As you can see in the mask, there are 32 unknown bits. This means that on average you will need to perform 2^31 computations. This means that you have to do 2^12 more computations than in the last exercise. Thus if you the program you wrote for the last exercise took 10 minutes to complete you will need at least '(10* 2^12)/60 =628' hours, or 28 days for this exercise.

Hint: Try rewriting the program in C, this can often give you a factor 100 increase in speed.

Hint2: Use the right optimisation flags I would suggest starting with: '-O3 -march=native

Hint3: Use a profiler to find the slowest part of you function and optimise that [Do not optimise blindly]

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