Elcomsoft Doubles Password Recovery Speeds with NVIDIA Ampere, Breaks Jetico BestCrypt Containers


ElcomSoft Co. Ltd. updates Elcomsoft Forensic Disk DecryptorAdvanced Office Password Recovery and Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery with support for additional formats and GPU accelerators. The updated tools add support for NVIDIA’s latest RTX 3000-series boards based on the Ampere architecture doubling password recovery speeds, gain the ability to break MyOffice documents and Jetico BestCrypt 9 containers, and accelerate ZIP and RAR recovery with AMD and Intel GPUs.

Accelerated Password Recovery with NVIDIA Ampere

Thirteen years ago, ElcomSoft pioneered GPU acceleration. “PESKY RUSSIANS have come up with a novel way of using Nvidia’s graphics hardware – cracking passwords”, wrote The Inquirer at the time.

Today, we are adding support for the newest and fastest graphic processing units based on the latest NVIDIA Ampere architecture. The RTX 3000 series boards deliver unprecedented performance, which doubles the speed of password attacks compared to the previous generation. As an example, the use of a single RTX 3090 brings the speed of attacking a 7ZIP password from 15,100 passwords per second (RTX 2070) board to 32,100 p/s (RTX 3090).

Support for NVIDIA RTX 3000-series GPUs is now available in Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery and Advanced Office Password Recovery. More benchmarks and performance comparisons are available in Breaking Passwords with NVIDIA RTX 3080 and 3090. Test equipment provided by HOSTKEY B.V.

Breaking BestCrypt Containers 

BestCrypt, developed by the Finnish company Jetico, is a cross-platform commercial disk encryption tool that supports full-disk encryption and encrypted containers.

Elcomsoft Forensic Disk Decryptor gained the ability to extract encryption metadata from BestCrypt 9 containers, while Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery was updated to enable attacking BestCrypt containers, recovering the original encryption passwords.

MyOffice Support

MyOffice is a Russian office suite based on the OpenOffice project. Since MyOffice is certified by relevant authorities in Russia, the suite is commonly used in many government agencies.

While bearing strict certifications, MyOffice encryption can be broken with fast GPU-accelerated attacks at the rate of several million passwords per second. MyOffice support is available in Advanced Office Password Recovery and Distributed Password Recovery.

Accelerated ZIP and RAR Password Recovery

Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery now supports GPU-accelerated attacks on encrypted ZIP and RAR archives on computers equipped with AMD and Intel graphic processing units.


Industrial AI Solutions Startup MakinaRocks Joins NVIDIA Inception


MakinaRocks today announced it has joined NVIDIA Inception, a program designed to nurture startups revolutionizing industries with advancements in AI and data sciences.

MakinaRocks, a startup based in Seoul and Silicon Valley, specializes in the emerging field of industrial AI software with a primary focus on anomaly detection and intelligent control technology. The company develops AI solutions to advance the productivity, sustainability, and reliability of complex manufacturing operations and facility maintenance in the manufacturing and energy sectors.

NVIDIA Inception is a virtual accelerator program that nurtures AI startups during critical stages of product development, prototyping and deployment. Every Inception member gets a custom set of ongoing benefits, such as NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute credits, marketing support and technology assistance, that provides startups with fundamental tools to help them grow.

Joining Inception will allow MakinaRocks to maximize the performance of its industrial AI solutions utilizing Inception resources, including AWS credits, helping ensure a stable development environment and enhancing MakinaRocks’s technological competency. Joining Inception will support the accelerated development of MakinaRocks’s new AI solutions for reliable manufacturing environments and operations. Further, the program offers the opportunity to collaborate with industry-leading experts and other AI-driven organizations.

“NVIDIA has been pioneering AI by collaborating with distinguished startups shaping the AI ecosystem. We are pleased to join the NVIDIA Inception program and be a part of its innovative startup movement. MakinaRocks will continue its journey towards Industry 4.0, leveraging our proprietary machine learning solutions with NVIDIA’s support,” remarked Andre Yoon, co-CEO of MakinaRocks.