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ElcomSoft Co. Ltd. updates Distributed Password Recovery with dictionary attacks and a password cache, making near-instant recovery of strong encryption keys possible. Password cache automatically stores all discovered passwords, unlocking other documents protected with the same password momentarily. Enhancements to Distributed Password Recovery will help forensics and government authorities to combat and prevent criminal activities by unlocking up to 40-50 per cent of protected documents in real-time.

Dictionary Attack

The newly added dictionary attack allows unlocking information protected with strong passwords faster. Visa EU Password Selection Survey and ElcomSoft Survey suggest that 40 to 78 per cent of passwords are susceptible to dictionary attacks. Dictionary attack can recover the majority of passwords used by general public, and up to 40 per cent of passwords employed in corporate environments. By adding the dictionary attack, ElcomSoft reduces time required to access information protected with strong encryption algorithms and long, complex passwords.

Password Cache

Computer users tend to use the same password to protect various types of information. Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery stores all passwords it discovers to a separate dictionary. The dictionary of discovered passwords is being used to recover other documents protected with the same password. By attacking the weakest link, ElcomSoft dramatically decreases time required to recover strong encryption algorithms.

About Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery

The tool enables accelerated password recovery for Microsoft Office documents, Adobe PDF, PGP, personal security certificates and exchange keys, MD5 hashes, Oracle passwords, Windows and UNIX login and domain passwords. ElcomSoft's patent-pending GPU acceleration technology and zero-overhead scalability to over 10,000 workstations make it a high-end solution offering the speediest recovery.

About ElcomSoft Co. Ltd.

Established in 1990 in Moscow, Russia, ElcomSoft Co. Ltd. manufactures state-of-the-art computer forensics tools and provides computer forensics training and computer evidence consulting services. Since 1997, ElcomSoft was serving the needs of businesses, law enforcement, military, and intelligence agencies. ElcomSoft tools and products are used by most of the Fortune 500 corporations, multiple branches of the military all over the world, governments, and all major accounting firms. ElcomSoft and its officers are members of the Russian Cryptology Association. ElcomSoft is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and an Intel Software Partner.

Prices for Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery start from $599. For more information visit ElcomSoft Co. Ltd. at
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