CYBER ARMS - Computer Security

We rely on passwords to secure our home systems, business servers and to protect our online information. But as cracking programs improve and video cards get faster (Video GPU’s are used for cracking) passwords are becoming much easier to crack.

How big of a problem is this?

I was able to take a publicly released password hash dump file and crack 86% of it…

In 30 minutes…

In this article we will take a look at how fast passwords could be recovered from password hashes when a gigantic dictionary file is used combined with a super fast Video Card GPU based cracking program.

In the test we will be using oclHashcat-Plus, CrackStation’s massive 15 Gigabyte password file and an unnamed password hash file that was publicly dumped. The computer used was a Windows 7 system with a Core I-5 750 running at 2.67 Ghz and a single AMD Radeon…

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