Password-cracking tools optimised to work with SSDs have achieved speeds up to 100 times quicker than previously possible.
After optimising its rainbow tables of password hashes to make use of SSDs Swiss security firm Objectif Sécurité was able to crack 14-digit WinXP passwords with special characters in just 5.3 seconds. Objectif Sécurité's Philippe Oechslin told Heise Security that the result was 100 times faster than possible with their old 8GB Rainbow Tables for XP hashes.
The exercise illustrated that the speed of hard discs rather than processor speeds was the main bottleneck in password cracking based on password hash lookups.
I did not see if they created a RAID 0 SSD setup which would have to make the process even faster with an increase in performance. They said that it is even faster than the NVidia setup people are using. Does anyone here have a SSD raid setup and can post about performances in your speed?
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/03/12 ... _on_crack/