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BackTrack 5 Cookbook by David De Smet, Willie Pritchett

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Using NVIDIA Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA)

In this recipe, we will use NVIDIA Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA) to crack password hashes. CUDA is a parallel computing platform that increases computing performance by harnessing the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU). Over the years, GPU processing power has increased dramatically, which allows us the ability to use it for our computational purposes. For demonstration purposes, we will use OclHashcat-plus to crack the passwords. OclHashcat comes in two versions: plus and lite. Both are included with BackTrack 5.

Getting ready

An NVIDIA CUDA-supported graphics card is required to complete this recipe.

How to do it...

Let's begin the process of working with OclHashcat-plus: ...

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