Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 20:52:24 +0100 From: groszek <necro@...icon.pl> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: What do you recommend as a laptop cracking station? :) On 11/21/2012 06:37 PM, Richard Miles wrote: > Hi > > I'm considering buying a new laptop and I want to do a decision based on > specs to crack passwords, in other words, I need a real animal to crack > passwords, I now that laptops are not as powerful as desktops, but I hope > to find something really good. > > I looked at AllienWare and Macbook PRO and I got a bit frustrated. I don't > know if it exist, but I was looking for a laptop with at least 8 cores and > at least one AMD 7970GPU. Do you have any recommendation? Or suggestion of > better configuration for a laptop being used as a password cracking > station? :) > (...) Basically you look at gaming laptops and read the specs of the nvidia card it has ;) While laptop is not a perfect choice for cracking passwords, if you need new laptop I totally understand why you want a tool that can be used *when really needed* to crack passwords. I'm on the same boat, and just two weeks ago got myself lenovo y580. Pretty cheap beast with i7-3610QM and nvidia gtx 660m. If you're interrested, little test: John the Ripper password cracker, ver: 1.7.9-jumbo-7 [linux-x86-64-cuda] Benchmarking: M$ Cache Hash MD4 [32/64]... DONE Many salts: 20956K c/s real, 20956K c/s virtual Only one salt: 8502K c/s real, 8502K c/s virtual Benchmarking: M$ Cache Hash MD4 [CUDA (inefficient, development use only)]... DONE Many salts: 17762K c/s real, 17941K c/s virtual Only one salt: 15042K c/s real, 14893K c/s virtual Benchmarking: M$ Cache Hash 2 (DCC2) PBKDF2-HMAC-SHA-1 [CUDA]... DONE Raw: 4517 c/s real, 4517 c/s virtual Benchmarking: M$ Cache Hash 2 (DCC2) PBKDF2-HMAC-SHA-1 [128/128 AVX intrinsics 8x]... DONE Raw: 1088 c/s real, 1077 c/s virtual Benchmarking: MS SQL SHA-1 [128/128 AVX intrinsics 8x]... DONE Many salts: 20010K c/s real, 20212K c/s virtual Only one salt: 7922K c/s real, 7922K c/s virtual Benchmarking: NTLMv2 C/R MD4 HMAC-MD5 [32/64]... DONE Many salts: 940544 c/s real, 940544 c/s virtual Only one salt: 766976 c/s real, 766976 c/s virtual I think it's totally acceptable for everyday cracking ... or it will tell you laptop isn't good after all ;) This laptop is what I really recommend, great quality, decent price and beast of a power. If you need a benchmark of any other particular hash let me know.
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