Posts Tagged ‘password cracking’

Intel Gulftown

April 21st, 2009 by Vladimir Katalov

New member of Core i7 family: six cores, hyper-threading, and some new instructions — including ones for AES encryption. Unfortunately, useless for our password-cracking purposes: most password-checking routines are based on SHA-1. But anyway, an ability to run 12 threads at a time will definitely increase the performance. We’ll see (in Q1’2010). More info at Tom’s Hardware.

NVIDIA GT300

April 20th, 2009 by Vladimir Katalov

According to The Inquirer, Nvidia GT300 promised in October. Should be a good video card for GPU-accelerated password cracking :).

No, it’s no a typo :). COFEE means Computer Online Forensic Evidence Extractor, actually. Never heard about it? Then read Microsoft supplies Interpol with DIY forensics tool. Just don’t ask where to get it. We have not seen it either.

Google made a video tour inside their premises. Looks like an amazing wire-n-hardware gathering:

Oh, I wish we could rent this mass of metal for password cracking purposes! In that case, however, water cooling system would not be enough to chill all our graphic cards. Better to think of a way for heat-utilization, like channeling hot water to the nearest residential neighbourhood and  “use it as heating source for buildings in the area” as suggested by Anonymous in Seth H. Weintraub’s blog, or at least open Russian bath near it :).