L0phtCrack 7 includes enhancements and additions to the critically-acclaimed L0phtCrack auditor:
- All New Cracking Engine:
L0phtCrack 7's cracking engine has been completely replaced with a state-of-the-art cracking engine, John the Ripper. Performance is greatly improved for dictionary and brute force audits. Many more password hash types are now supported.
- GPU Support:
Harnessing the computing capabilities of GPUs in graphics cards is a significant advance in password auditing. GPUs can be faster than traditional CPUs for certain password auditing operations. L0phtCrack 7 now supports the two most popular GPUs: AMD Radeon and NVIDIA. Password audits now take hours instead of days. L0phtCrack can support multiple GPU cards for exceptionally fast password auditing. A new calibration process selects the fastest cracking algorithm for the machine's CPU and GPU.
- Improved Unix Password Support:
L0phtCrack 7 imports and cracks Unix password files from Linux, Solaris, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, and AIX systems. Password hashes can be imported remotely via SSH or from shadow files or passwd plus shadow files for more user detail. Perform password audits of Windows and Unix from a single interface.
- Remote Windows Password Import Improvements:
L0phtCrack 7's remote Windows password import agent can now work over SMB so you don't have to open any additional ports or make configuration changes to the way you already remotely manage a machine.
- Audit Scheduler Interface Improvements:
System administrators can schedule routine audits as before. Audits can be performed daily, weekly, monthly, or just once, depending on the organization's auditing requirements. The scheduling interface is much improved. Visibility into multiple jobs is possible.
- Plug-in Support:
L0phtCrack 7 is now extensible through a plug-in interface. New password hash importers, new password hash cracking support, and new reporting functionality can be added by 3rd parties and easily installed by end users.
- Updated GUI:
The user interface is improved and updated. A new improved wizard makes common auditing tasks easy for first time users. Advanced users have precise control over importing from multiple systems and fine tuning their auditing job. Current status while an audit is running is clear and responsive.