oclHashcat-lite benchmarks on Radeon HD 6550D (A8-3850 APU)

2012-02-04 00:25:44 by chort

In the interest of science, to see just how fast a mobile-class GPU cracks passwords, I run the benchmarks on oclHashcat-lite-0.08 and oclHashcat-lite-0.09. I think pentesters may be surprised by how fast they could crack passwords on a laptop GPU, compared with rainbow tables or (shudder) CPU.

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Conducting Password Splicing Attacks With oclHashcat-plus

2012-01-19 00:01:12 by chort

A coworker once told me he imagined immigration officials handing Chinese immigrants two bags with slips of paper, asking them to pick a paper from each bag and put them together to form the name of their restaurant. This is how he imagined names like "Green Dragon," or "Golden Lotus," or "China Garden" got created. While it might not be a very accurate way to describe culinary establishment marketing, it is similar to how many users choose passwords. I'm calling this method the "Chinese Take-out Attack."

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