Is hashcat hardware safe?
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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.
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#2
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.
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