CUDA Password Recovery

Quite interesting! Exploitation of the impressive parallelism of graphical processor units (GPUs) for molecular simulations is gaining more and more attention from researchers. Nowadays it is easy to find in computer rooms NVIDIA GPUs programmable with the CUDA parallel language. Other applications of GPU parallelism are not only medical research but also common tasks such as videoediting, photoshop and… password recovery. For the last task, demo versions of the programs from Parallel Password Recovery are available for testing. I should try it on an old word document I have forgotten pass.

Parallel Password Recovery – multi-core, GPU-enabled, distributed, fast solution for forgotten passwords.

Edit: I don’t know why, but the program for zip pass recovery crashes on my PC (Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 2.83 Ghz + NVIDIA GTX275 896 MB). It is such a pity!

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About Francesco Buonocore

Francesco Buonocore is an Italian solid state theoretical physicist, staff scientist of the Italian government agency ENEA. Francesco likes Physics, thinking about Physics and how Physics and life are related.
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