Is hashcat hardware safe?
Have a good day, I understand that -w 4 may cause damage, but in general use on a gpu, will any damage be done?
Furthermore, are the temperatures accurate? And will they stay under the set max?
I know what I'm asking may seem obvious, but I just want to clarify before running it on my own hardware.
Thanks in advance!
The answer to this depends on many factors. Generally speaking, however, nothing stresses hardware quite like password cracking does. If you have a HEDT or GPGPU server, you should be fine so long as you are using proper GPUs (typically reference design.) If you have a mid or low-end desktop, or a laptop, premature hardware failure should not surprise you.