Knowledgebase: Password recovery
How to speed-up password recovery ?
Posted by Andrey Malyshev, Last modified by Andrey Malyshev on 21 November 2013 02:36 PM

In modern world strong passwords are used by most applications and services. In case of strong password the recovery process may consume a very long time. Elcomsoft offers the solutions which significantly increase password recovery speed.

First of all you have to try all possible fast attacks: Dictionary and Brute-Force with mask. If you have tried those attacks with no success, only plain Brute-Force gives you a chance to recover a password.

  • Distributed computing. Use power of all available computers to get your password. We offer Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery, very powerful tool that supports hundreds of file formats.  
  • GPU acceleration. You can use modern graphic cards to accelerate password recovery. Our programs support AMD and Nvidia GPUs. Please read our GPU FAQ to get more information.
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