iPhone Password Cracker

August 6th, 2010 by admin in Apple, cracking

Russian password cracking software vendor ElcomSoft has recently released a tool which purportedly recovers the passwords stored on the latest iPhone’s without having to modify any data on the phone at all. The “iPhone Password Breaker” software works by recovering the password used to encrypt the keychain which the device uses to store the passwords for email accounts, websites, and software on the phone.

The software, which is aimed at Forensic Investigators, extracts the password from the keychain once it has been backed up to a computer. ElcomSoft has a variety of similar software that works with other file formats and platforms, such as ZIP and RAR file password crackers, Excel and Word, and a number of others. In the words of ElcomSoft:

ElcomSoft is world’s first to  unlock access to iPhone keychains. Prior to the release of the updated iPhone Password Breaker, the keychains were considered impossible to obtain. The ability to recover stored passwords without altering the phone’s content offers valuable court evidence to investigators and forensic authorities.

On previous versions of the iPhones, the keychains remained encrypted with a hardware-specific device key which was unique to each iPhone, even when exported to an external backup, however, since the release of iOS 4, this is no longer necessarily the case, as they can now be stored in backups that are encrypted only with the backup’s master password. If this password is known, it is possible to gain access to these encrypted keychains. If an unencrypted backup is made, though, the keychains are still protected with the phones hardware key, and therefore, to gain access to the keychains, a password-protected backup must first be made (seems counter-intuitive doesn’t it?).

The ElcomSoft iPhone Password Breaker also employs GPU Password Cracking technology to significantly increase the speed of recovery. A trial can be obtained at

Crack Me If You Can – DEFCON 2010

June 18th, 2010 by admin in cracking, Life

At Defcon 2010 on Thursday, at a specified time, KoreLogic will release a file containing 53,000 password hashes. The file will contain passwords of varying types (such as SHA, SSHA, MD5, DES, Lanman, NTLM, etc.) and will range from being “easy” to extremely difficult to crack. The password file is not simply 53,000 randomly generated passwords which would favor the person or group with the most GPU/CPU bruteforcing horsepower. Instead, the password file contains passwords based on what we believe are challenging patterns. Passwords will be of varying lengths, patterns, and complexity. Creative password cracking techniques, rules, dictionaries, and tools will be needed. The teams who are smart about the methods they use (i.e., teams who can crack more, with less work) will most likely be the most successful.

KoreLogic will be giving away the following prizes for first, second, and third place:

  • First Place: $600 (or equivalent item)
  • Second Place: $300 (or equivalent item)
  • Third Place: $100 (or equivalent item)

More Info:

Password Cracking Guide

March 24th, 2010 by Dev Team in cracking, Password Info

This pdf document is for people who want to learn to the how and why of password cracking. There is a lot of information being presented and you should READ IT ALL BEFORE you attempted doing anything documented here. (more…)

GPU Password Recovery For Rar Archives

September 6th, 2009 by Dev Team in Uncategorized

The latest video card generation that is manufactured by ATI and Nvidia can be used to speed up password recovery attempts tremendously. Toolkits like Nvidia’s CUDA offer drivers and development examples to aid developer’s in the integration of gpu accelerated password recovery programs. One of the programs that is making use of the gpu to recover passwords is Rar GPU Password Recovery. The supported video cards at this point in time are ATI HD RV7×0s cards that include ATI Radeon 4870, 4890 and 4770 or Nvidia cards supported CUDA including GTX 260, 8600 GTS or 8600 GT. It is also recommended to have the latest Catalyst or Geforce drivers installed.

The developer provides some plain numbers to show the effectiveness of using the GPU to recover a rar password with four characters:

* ~168 passwords per second on single core of Q6600 @ 2.4Ghz
* ~325 passwords per second on 8600 GT
* ~3120 passwords per second on ATI HD4850
* ~2075 passwords per second on GTX260/192SP

The performance of the listed ATI card is almost 20 times that of a password recovery where only the cpu is used. The password recovery software is a command line utility and the developer is offering extensive information on the possible parameters that can be used to recover the password. The suggested length of the password should not exceed six characters although it is theoretically possible to start a password recovery for a password with up to 17 chars.

WiFi password cracking with ATI and NVIDIA

January 15th, 2009 by admin in Wireless

ElcomSoft Co. Ltd. puts ATI and NVIDIA hardware to work accelerating the recovery of Wi-Fi passwords. The newly released Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor 1.0 benefits from the ability of
last-generation video cards manufactured by ATI and NVIDIA to munch numbers
faster, allowing its users to recover Wi-Fi passwords faster than ever before.

WIFI Cracking Using GPUs

October 10th, 2008 by admin in News, Password Info, Wireless

We all know cracking techniques through graphics cards speciifically CUDA based NVidia is on the rise. Now the programmers have set their sights on WIFI cracking. One group reportedly bored through WPA and WPA2 encryptions using a brute-force technique juiced with one of Nvidia’s latest graphics cards . The card supposedly made the “password recovery” process up to 10,000 percent faster than CPU-based cracking. (more…)

GPU Cracking wars have begun…

October 3rd, 2008 by admin in Password Info, Uncategorized, windows

ElcomSoft Claims 1 Billion Passwords/Sec Recovery; Uses GPUs in Parallel
Distributes tasks to multiple NVIDIA video accelerators

ElcomSoft has released a new version its Distributed Password Recovery program for recovering system and document passwords at speeds of up to 1 billion passwords per second. (more…)

World Fastest MD5 cracker BarsWF

October 1st, 2008 by admin in Password Info, windows

Does it live up to it’s name? Right now on nVidia 9600GT/C2D 3Ghz CUDA version does 350 M keys/sec, SSE2 version does 108 M keys/sec.

  • CUDA version only:nVidia GeForce 8xxx and up, at least 256mb of video memory.
  • LATEST nVidia-driver with CUDA support.Standard drivers might be a bit older (as CUDA 2.0 is still beta)
  • CPU with SSE2 support (P4, Core2Duo, Athlon64, Sempron64, Phenom).
  • Recommended 64-bit OS (WinXP 64 or Vista64). 32-bit version is also available.