Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today:
Dan Goodin of Ars Technica had three “cracking experts” attempt to decipher hashed passwords from a list of over 16,000 cryptographically hashed passwords. One of them was able to decipher 90 percent of the passwords.
McAfee introduced the Complete Endpoint Protection Suite, which the company says scans not just endpoint devices, but also the data and application layers of devices. The company calls the suites, available in two versions, the first chip-to-application security suite.
AMD showed off their new Opteron X quad-core low-power processor, designed to reduce power consumption in microservers.
EMC announced they are providing storage and computing infrastructure to North Carolina State University Libraries, as a founding Platinum of the university’s Powered By program. This supports the libraries’ private cloud and virtual desktops and servers. The project is also a part of EMC’s Information Heritage Initiative, which was established to preserve information and knowledge for research and education purposes.