L0phtCrack Has Just Received Its Biggest Update After 7 Years
The renowned password cracker,L0phtCrack, has its first version release about 20 years ago. It is the first password auditing tool for the Microsoft Windows OS platform and it caused the change of how Microsoft worked with passwords. Seeing that the app could crack 8-character Windows passwords in about 24 hours Microsoft was compelled to truncate the LANMAN hash algorithm in favor of NTLM.
Now, the developer of L0phtCrack, L0pht Holdings, has announced the availability of the refrurbished L0phtCrack. This new version 7 comes seven years after the last released version which was on the 6th of March 2009.
The L0phtCrack 7 announcement post claims that this new version is now 5 times faster than L0phtCrack 6, allowing for users of a GPU like AMD Radeon Pro Duo to experience an amazing 500 times speedup.
The developer also notes that WWindows password cracking has become easier over time due to the fact that they still use a 25-year old password hashing algorithm, MD4; whereas, the platform’s rivals, OS X and Linux offer better alternative password hashing alogorithms.
L0phtCrack 7 comes boasting a brand new cracking engine that is powered by multi-core CPUs and multi-core GPUs.
Faster password cracking is not where the new features list ends. L0phtCrack 7 comes with an improved wizard for better password auditing, scheduling, and reporting. This new release has support for ALL Windows versions as well as support for a lot of new UNIX password hashes.
Follow this download link to grab the 64-bit and/or 32-bit versions of L0phtCrack 7.
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