Elcomsoft again

Today a story about elcomsoft’s “patent-pending” GPGPU-WPA-Cracker is taking it’s rounds through the blogs. Here are my 2 cents about this:

  • In what respect is all this “new” ?
  • Who cares for all this buzz-talk ?
  • Why is this patent-pending? Pyrit implements all this in under 2.000 lines of code…
  • Who the fuck is David Hobson and why is everyone listening to him?

[Update] Someone mailed me to point out that the original story on scmagazineuk.com is indeed posted under the “Advertisment” section…



  1. I lol’d about your statement, but I have to agree. The security of a WPA passphrase rises and falls with its complexity…

  2. Ça fout les boules……

    En ce moment, s’il y a une chose qui fait peur, c’est bien cette annonce d’Elcomsoft reprise à tout bout de champ comme sonnant la mort de WPA. C’est du pipo, et ça me gave……

  3. […] source project that does the exact same thing! That project is called pyrit, and the author even commented on Elcomsoft on the pyrit […]

  4. […] Stellungsnahme Pyrit […]

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