Password cracking has made major advances in the last few years with the introduction of GPU-based cracking. Many organizations are now turning to GPU cracking to audit passwords and ensure compliance with their password complexity policies. In this talk, we will walk you through how we were able to build our own cracking system with high-end gaming parts, for minimal cost. Additionally, there will be demos of GPU cracking performance along with tips and tricks for building your cracking box, both the cheap way and the right way.
- Learn how to build a high performance password cracker
- Get ideas on how to improve your password policy enforcement
- Learn how easy it is for attackers to crack your
About Karl Fosaaen
Karl Fosaaen is a senior security consultant at NetSPI. This role has allowed Karl to work in a variety of industries, including financial services, health care and hardware manufacturing. Fossaaen specializes in network and web application penetration testing. In his spare time, Karl helps out as an OPER at ThotCon and a swag goon at DefCon.
About Eric Gruber
Eric has a BS in computer science from the University of Minnesota, focusing on networking, security, and software engineering. He has done work in the education, information technology, and information security industries, designing and developing software, maintaining information systems, and security research. At NetSPI, Eric’s primary duties include network, web application, thick application, and mobile penetration testing. He also helps develop applications and scripts for the NetSPI penetration testing team. Eric currently holds the GCIH and GXPN certifications.