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Password cracking optimized for SSDs works '100 times faster'

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 14 Mar 2010 19:08 User comments (2)

Password cracking optimized for SSDs works '100 times faster' Swiss security firm Objectif Sécurité was able to crack 14-digit LMHash Windows XP passwords with special characters in just 5.3 seconds. The firm optimized its rainbow table of password hashes for use with solid-state drives. Objectif Sécurité's Philippe Oechslin said that the result was 100 times faster than previously possible.
The test showed how much of a bottleneck the speed of hard discs are in password cracking based on password hash lookups is. The test rig itself was hardly amazing, running with an AMD Athlon X2 4400+ processor and the optimized tables with 80GB of password hashes on an SSD.

The company claims it is 500 times faster than a password cracker from Russian firm Elcomsoft that utilizes NVIDIA GPUs.

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2 user comments

114.3.2010 22:28

cool. all we need is the crack to the application. maybe a keygen LOL

219.3.2010 19:23

Maybe we should be changing to 100 character passwwords or 1000 or 10,000. How long to crack that?

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