Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery Enhances MacOS Forensics, Adds Amazon EC2 Support, Breaks ZIP and RAR Archives Faster

Jul 26, 2016, 10:48 ET from ELCOMSOFT Co. Ltd.

MOSCOW, July 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

ElcomSoft Co. Ltd. updates Distributed Password Recovery with enhanced Mac OS X forensics, Amazon EC2 cloud support and double the speed of ZIP/RAR password recovery. The new release breaks passwords to OS X user accounts, encrypted DMG images and FileVault 2 volumes.

"We're constantly working on extending our products with new data formats while improving performance for existing ones", says Vladimir Katalov, ElcomSoft CEO. "This time we are targeting Mac OS X, allowing experts to break into encrypted FileVault 2 volumes, accessing encrypted DMG files and recovering OS X account passwords. Coupled with a bunch of performance and architectural improvements, Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery becomes one the fastest and most comprehensive solutions on the market."

Read an article "NVIDIA Pascal: a Great Password Cracking Tool" http://blog.elcomsoft.com/2016/07/nvidia-pascal-a-great-password-cracking-tool

Read a complete press release: https://www.elcomsoft.com/PR/edpr_160726_en.pdf

NVIDIA Pascal Architecture 

NVIDIA's latest GPU architecture code-named Pascal gives a significant performance boost compared to NVIDIA's past flagship. GTX 1080 boards are 1.5 to 2 times faster breaking passwords compared to GTX 980.

Office 2013: 7100 passwords per second (GTX 1080) vs. 3800 passwords per second (GTX 980).


RAR 5: 25300 passwords per second (GTX 1080) vs. 13200 passwords per second (GTX 980).


Mac OS Forensics 

The new release attacks FileVault 2 and DMG passwords and breaks Mac OS X user passwords. FileVault 2 is unlockable with the user's account password. Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery delivers GPU-accelerated recovery for OS X passwords, enabling quick dictionary attacks along with accelerated brute force.

ZIP and RAR Enhancements 

The improved algorithm doubles the speed of breaking ZIP and RAR passwords.

Amazon EC2 Support 

Amazon EC2 support enables enterprise customers building high-performance clusters for attacking passwords in Amazon cloud as opposed to maintaining a dedicated data center. Amazon EC2 can easily scale to match even the most demanding requirements, and can be scaled back when not in use. Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery running in an Amazon cloud is a perfect solution for occasional password recovery tasks and one-off jobs.

ElcomSoft Co. Ltd. 

Founded in 1990, ElcomSoft Co.Ltd. develops state-of-the-art computer forensics tools, provides computer forensics training and computer evidence consulting services. Since 1997, ElcomSoft has been providing support to businesses, law enforcement, military, and intelligence agencies. ElcomSoft tools are used by Fortune 500 corporations, multiple branches of the military, foreign governments, and all major accounting firms.