The L0phtCrack Tool Has Been Updated to Version 7

The popular program L0pthCrack used by hackers has been updated to version 7. The program allows users to break (crack) passwords up to 500 times faster than the previous iteration.

L0pthcrack 7 Is Available to All

L0pth Holdings finally released version 7 of the L0pthCrack utility which features a new cracking engine that is used to break (crack) passwords. The new engine is optimized to run on multi-core processors and graphics cards. Utilizing the processing power of the powerful GPU’s L0pthCrack can perform up to 500 faster than before.

According to the released information, a 4-Core processor running a brute force attack is five times faster compared to the previous version. If a high-performance GPU is used, then the speed increase can reach 500 times faster.

The first release of the program was 19 years and since then L0pthCrack has been used by hackers as a tool to break into Windows stored password hashes and applications. A lot of the security policies that are valid today are made to protect against brute forcing attacks. Advanced utilities like this one, on the other hand, have introduced additional measures for authentication such as two-factor authentication.

A contemporary computer can crack the passwords stored on the latest build of Windows 10 in just two hours. Other operating systems such as Gnu/Linux use improved password hashing such as SHA-512 that is more secure.

L0pthCrack can be used to crack weak Windows domain user passwords when initiating network attacks. The newest version of the utility also enables administrators to audit the Windows domain to discover weak credentials. With an easy to user interface, these vulnerabilities can be amended with forced passwords resets. Other improvements are featured in the password auditing wizard and scheduling and reporting modules. The program now supports many new types of UNIX password hashes.

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Author : Martin Beltov

Martin graduated with a degree in Publishing from Sofia University. As a cyber security enthusiast he enjoys writing about the latest threats and mechanisms of intrusion.


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