oclHashcat v1.30 was released.
This release is again focused on performance increase of the kernels and bugfixes. However, the most code intensive change in this version was the new workload dispatcher as it’s part of the the oclHashcat core. The old one wasn’t that bad, but the new one is simply faster which adds up to the increased performance of the kernels.
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Download your wordlists, ditionaries and passwordlists here:
Insidepro: http://www.insidepro.com & http://forum.insidepro.com
This was just a test to demonstrate how fast easy passwords will be found. The test was based on a recent leak. All passwords were real and made by users.
Don’t use weak passwords!
The Art of Creating Good Passwords:
Ares III water-cooled gaming graphics card
ROG exhibited the limited-edition Ares III, the world’s fastest gaming graphics card powered by hand-chosen dual Radeon™ Hawaii XT GPUs, water-cooled to deliver 25%-cooler performance than reference R9 295X, and supported by 8GB of super-fast GDDR5 memory. The Ares III showcases exquisite craftsmanship and this can be seen in its sleek custom-designed EK water block and hand-carved details. Just 500 Ares III units will be manufactured, and each will be numbered individually, reflecting its collectible status.
Technical characteristics ROG ARES III:
The total number of streaming processors: 5632;
Memory: 4 GB GDDR5 x 2
The memory bus width: 512 bits x 2
Cooling system: polnomochiy water cooler (EK Water Blocks)
Power connection: 8+8+6 Pin
Requirements heatsink (TDP): 500 W
The dual-GPU powerhouse is driven by two “hand-selected” Radeon Hawaii XT GPUs (R9 290X cores) with 8GB of GDDR5 memory. The card is overclockable according to ASUS, and will likely arrive factory overclocked as they claim it will be faster out of the box than the reference R9-295×2. The ARES III features a custom-designed EK water block, so unlike the R9 295×2 the end user will need to supply the liquid cooling loop.
ASUS claims that the ARES III will “deliver 25% cooler performance than reference R9 295X designs“, but to achieve this ASUS “highly” recommends a high flow rate loop with at least a 120×3 radiator “to extract maximum performance from the card,” and they “will provide a recommended list of water cooling systems at launch”.
Only 500 of the ARES III will be made, and are individually numbered. No pricing has been announced, but ASUS says to expect it to be more than a 295×2 ($1499) – but less than a TITAN Z ($2999). The ASUS ROG ARES III will be available in Q3 2014.
At least it comes with water blocks so it doesn’t cause the usual noise.
Download here: https://hashcat.net/oclhashcat/
This release is focused on performance increase / bugfixes
As always, make sure to unpack into a new folder. Never reuse an existing oclHashcat folder (because of the cached kernels).
New Algorithms, Logging support, Performance increase
This year Hashrunner will be held before Positive Hack Days to include weekend (Sat-Sun) days for participants and allow contestants to visit conference. Top three teams will additionally win a limited number of invites to conference (Moscow, May, 21-22).
Start – May, 16 19:00 (UTC+4, Moscow)
End – May, 19 19:00 (UTC+4, Moscow)
1st – 2x R290x, souvenirs (bags, t-shirts) and diplomas
2nd – R290x, souvenirs (bags, t-shirts) and diplomas
3rd – Souvenirs (bags, t-shirts) and diplomas
Hash prices will be announced prior to the challenge and will include weights based on our practical needs. Approximate list of hash algorithms for Hashrunner 2014:
Stanford Bioengineers announced a milestone. A neurocore is 9.000 faster than a normal chip but it takes 40.000 times less power.
By contrast, a computer uses about 40,000 times more power and runs about 9,000 times slower just to model a mouse brain and a human brain is about 1,000 times more complex.
Steelwinter is a part of a 100 million dollar investment. Its the new super computer of norway. Steelwinter will help to crack heavy cryptology. The NSA/NIS collected millions of information.
Exascale computers have not yet been build, but when we get there, such a computer would be about 20 times more powerful than the largest supercomputer we know today, says associate professor Anne C. Elster at NTNU university in Trondheim, Norway.
A new version of oclhashcat was released yesterday. It brings many changes. Heres a quick overview
- More algorithms/hash types
– Mantel driver (23% performance gain for NTLM)
– Improved distributed cracking support
– Outfiles directory
– New restore system
– New multihash structure (you can now load more than 150 million hashes)
– Debugging support for rules (rule mining)
– Support for $HEX
– Tweaks for AMD OverDrive 6 and better fan speed control
– Password candidates on-the-fly (–loopback)
– New weak-hash check
– Reload previously-cracked hashes from potfile
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