2 questions about the desktop version (java)

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11 Sep, 2019 02:13 PM


What is the checkbox "Stay Resident" in the default options? What does it do exactly?

I'd like to know, also, what is "key_id" in the mpsites.json? It looks like a hash, I guess it's used to check if the master key match with the one entered for the first time, can you confirm my thought? Is there something else to know about it? I don't really feel confident having this in plain text, it could be used to bruteforce the master key.

Thank you

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Maarten Billemo... on 11 Sep, 2019 02:25 PM

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    Stay Resident means the program remains active after closing its window so that it can be re-opened easily using the system-wide hotkey.

    key_id is a SHA256 hash of the 64-byte master key. It's safe to disclose publicly, since 64-bytes is far too large a space to search for a SHA256 hash match.

    If you're concerned, here's what 1000 AntMiners going at it would look like (you can play with these using the timetocrack script in the repo):

    Search space: 8^64 = 8^64 = 6,277,101,735,386,680,763,835,789,423,207,666,416,102,355,444,464,034,512,896 possibilities to try (~192.0 bit).$
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------CLUSTER SIZE$
    Simulating AntMiner S9 (SHA256) at a rate of about 14,000,000,000,000.0 attempts per second.$
    Amount of GPUs? [1]$1000
    Time to search the entire space using 1000 GPUs of type AntMiner S9 (SHA256) (rate=14,000,000,000,000.0/s)$
       Seconds to crack: 448,364,409,669,999,999,981,996,856,363,336,199,045,120 (completes 0.0x / s)$
         Hours to crack: 124,545,669,352,999,999,996,949,254,153,107,931,136.00 (completes 0.0x / h)$
          Days to crack: 5,189,402,889,700,000,000,045,712,400,405,495,808.000 (completes 0.0x / d)$
        Months to crack: 172,980,096,323,000,000,007,716,243,167,510,528.0000 (completes 0.0x / m)$
         Years to crack: 14,576,974,409,300,000,000,214,551,660,331,008.0000 (completes 0.0x / y)$
  2. Maarten Billemont closed this discussion on 11 Sep, 2019 02:26 PM.

  3. bidetaggle re-opened this discussion on 11 Sep, 2019 02:54 PM

  4. 2 Posted by bidetaggle on 11 Sep, 2019 02:54 PM

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    Ok, thank you for your answer :)

  5. bidetaggle closed this discussion on 11 Sep, 2019 02:54 PM.

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