The idea is that all computers could run the hacking process SIMULTANEOUSLY.
Needle in the hay stack, right ? I know. But imagine 10% of the world's computers running it, perhaps in the background. Then maybe it won't take so long (a few months, maybe a year or so). The computers don't even have to be very fast ! They would make it up in numbers. Numbers, baby !
I'm sure a lot of people would be delighted to make use of their CPU cycles for the greater good. I even know someone with a dual core processor and the 2nd core is pretty much always lazying around, wasting electricity.
Right now it's just a theory but it seems like a very plausible theory to me. Thoughts ?