Hashcat is a bitch that never sleeps!
In this spirit there are plenty of news round about the fastest cracking tool in world. At first there is a relative great story to write about. Atom focused on optimizing as you all know that there a major improvements in the current beta v0.26 and there will be more till the release of the version.
As a side project he decided to fork a new branch out of the v0.26 and call it oclHashcat-Lite. This new branch will, as the name is telling, be focused on usability and lightwight handling so it's ultimate goal is to make it easier for beginner get good results.
There are some details on how this will be approached:
- All options of the main branch will be available but optional so that the user only has to submit the hash itself
- The core cracking method will be the extrem fast bruteforcer
- Addionally to the algorythms oclhashcat support at this moment there will be MD5 and SHA1 salted
Atom's work on main branch of oclHashcat v0.26 now is based on the thesis that it was still extremly fast on the one side but on the other there was pretty much potential left unused because of the worldlists. Now with bruteforce there are much optimizations to tune such as reversing.
Here are some numbers to point this out (single hash):
- SHA1 3B/s
- MySQL-old 50B/s
- MD5 again 50M/s faster to the previous world record of 9637 M/s and is now 9687 M/s
He told me that his whole work is at the moment based on ATI and his private opinion is that he would kick the nVidia support out of the codebase because the performance of ATI compared is outstanding. Fear the mighty and make him sacrifices! Don't be a fool, he doesn't drop nVidia support, he loves you guys no matter what card you use!