In January, I reported that ElcomSoft released an updated WPA/WPA2 PSK password cracker that supports a number of ATI and Nvidia graphics cards. That posting has an interesting table for wireless password auditing speeds. And late in 2007, I told you that ElcomSoft had filed a patent to speed up password recovery using CUDA and an Nvidia GPU. The company was able to crack Microsoft Office documents, Adobe PDF files, personal security certificates and exchange keys, MD5 hashes and Oracle passwords, and Windows and Unix login and domain passwords. ElcomSoft is at it again. Now it's applied CUDA to PGP disk password recovery using 128-bit and 256-bit AES encryption and has achieved a 200-fold speedup. It can test 40,000 passwords/second for PGP Disks with 128-bit encryption using an Nvidia GeForce GTX 285.
PGP disk passwords recovered 200 times faster with GPU
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