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ElcomSoft releases ultimate GPGPU hacking tool

Uses GPU to hack Wireless Security

| Hacking & Security News | Posted: Jan 15, 2009 2:23 pm

The GPGPU has become the ultimate hacking tool. At least that is what Theo Valich is saying.


In his blog he shows off a new piece of software from ElcomSoft a Russian company that is usually associated with security. Previously they have released software that is designed to recover passwords from files and systems that was Cuda Enabled. But now they have extended their support to ATi with their new Wireless Secutiy Auditor 1.0.


This handy little tool uses the parallel processing power of a GPU to attempt to recover wireless encryption passwords. Considering the number of Cuda enabled notebooks out this handy little tool is sure to make wireless networks everywhere a little less secure.


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ElcomSoft releases ultimate GPGPU hacking tool

Today, ElcomSoft announced that the company expanded its support from Nvidia-only to support both ATI and Nvidia with its Wireless Security Auditor 1.0. This application is intended to audit wireless network security by "attempting to recover the original WPA/WPA2 PSK password protecting Wi-Fi Communications".
Using ATI HD2000 and above or GeForce 8 and above cards, ElcomSoft WSA is currently the fastest Wi-Fi password recovery tool on the market. In order to support both GPU manufacturers, ElcomSoft developed its own patent-pending technologies which expanded on the original CUDA-powered algorithms.


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