WIFI security (and more) cracked using Elcom Distributed Password Recovery software and NVIDIA GPUs

Sold as a “password recovery” solution for $600 (5 clients) to $5000 (2500 clients), Elcom Distributed Password Recovery is a software that allows its users to crack passwords from many applications. Among the “crackable” formats: Microsoft Office, PGD (PGP Disk with conventional encryption), OpenDocument, PDF (user and owner passwords) Quicken, WPA, WPA2 and many more (list below in the full post).


Among these, a few are cracked even faster, thanks to the massive parallelism of the graphics processor (GPU): Office, Windows login, MD5, WPA and WPA2. It basically means that they can be cracked 20 or 100 times faster than without the GPU!

Now I know what you’re thinking: free WIFI all the time… but before your download the trial, remember that this software is (publicly) intended at “recovering” your own passwords only…

“Crackable files”, from the ElcomSoft site:

  • Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Project 2007 (.DOCX, .XLSX, .PPTX, .MSPX) (password recovery – “open” password only) (GPU accelerated!)
  • Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint XP/2003 (.DOC, .XLS, .PPT) (password recovery – “open” password only)
  • Microsoft Word/Excel 97/2000 (.DOC, .XLS) (password recovery – “open” password only)
  • Microsoft Word/Excel 97/2000 (.DOC, .XLS) (guaranteed decryption)
  • Microsoft Money (password recovery)
  • Microsoft OneNote (password recovery)
  • OpenDocument (ODF): documents, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics/drawing, formulae (password recovery)
  • PGP: zip archives (.PGP), PGP disks with conventional encryption (.PGD), self-decrypting archives (.EXE), whole disk encryption, secret key rings (.SKR) (password/passphrase recovery)
  • Personal Information Exchange certificates – PKCS #12 (.PFX, .P12) (password recovery)
  • Adobe Acrobat PDF files (“user” and “owner” password recovery)
  • Adobe Acrobat PDF files with 40-bit encryption (guaranteed decryption)
  • Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista logon passwords (LM/NTLM) (password recovery) (GPU accelerated!)
  • Windows SYSKEY startup passwords (password recovery)
  • Windows DCC (Domain Cached Credentials) passwords (password recovery)
  • UNIX users’ passwords (password audit/recovery)
  • Intuit Quicken (.QDF) (password recovery)
  • Lotus Notes ID files (password recovery)
  • MD5 hashes (plaintext recovery) (GPU accelerated!)
  • Oracle users’ passwords (password audit/recovery)
  • WPA and WPA2 passwords (password recovery) (GPU accelerated!)

Link: press release

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