Crack PDF passwords using BeagleBone

April 3rd, 2012 by admin in cracking

The password protected PDF file is passed to the Beaglebone device on a thumb drive. Since the BeagleBone is running embedded Linux you don’t need to mess around with figuring out how to read from the device. A click of the button starts the process. Currently the code just uses a brute force attack which can test more than 6000 four-character passwords per second on the 700 MHz ARM processor.  This is quite slow for any password more than four or five characters long, but [Nuno] does mention the possibility of running several ARM processors in parallel, or using a dictionary (or rainbow table) to speed things up. Either way it’s an interesting project to try on the hardware.

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  1. on September 13th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Is Beaglebone paid or free ? Can you please tell me as I cannot afford it.

  2. admin said,

    on September 20th, 2012 at 10:37 am

    learn to read

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