I've setup an own lab, that contains a windows pc, and a macintosh laptop, running bt3 as a VM.
In the past few weeks I've found hundreds of articles that say that the one of the most efficient way to speed up cracking is to use FPGA cards. Also BT4 supports Pico e12, and e16.
I've searched, googled, I've tried everything to find out the price of these little bastards, but no luck. Could you please help me with a link?
these are pretty expensive through - BT4 comes with pyrit and cuda - you could dive into those, especially if you own an NVIDIA or Ati card.
I know this is a noob post but hey this is the noob section after all.
What exactly is a pico card, what else are they used for, and why would it be faster than say a dedicated box with a fast cpu and lots of mem ... or even a gpu.
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They crunch numbers really fast, faster than video cards. The church of wifi's wpa tables were generated on a cluster of pico cards. "This set, comprising the same 1000 SSID list incorporates a password list compiled from contributions from RenderMan, Mark Burnett and Kevin Mitnick. The resulting list is ~1,000,000 words for a total of approximately 40GB of hash tables for the top 1000 SSID's. H1kari of OpenCiphers.org collaborated his work on FPGA arrays to offer up some extreme computing power to crunch these numbers. His super awesome contribution of time on 15 FPGA arrays allowed us to compute these tables in a record 3 days."
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I did what Barry told, sadly even if these are cheap compared to clusters, they aren't cheap for me anyway, thanks for the help!