Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Voodoo DoS hits Russian password crackers

Russian security company Elcomsoft has been hit with a set of technical problems. The company has announced that it experienced issues with its file storage server, internet router and a number of devices used to control desktop computers. It blames these occurrences on a new area of research that has had unforseen effects on its systems.

The company is known for taking a lateral approach to password cracking. In the past it has developed products that use distributed computing and even harnessed the power of graphics cards to speed up the lengthy process of recovering passwords. It has now abandoned its research into voodoo password recovery and has instead launched a new product that causes less disruption in the office. You can read about the Elcomsoft Password Recovery Tambourine here. It comes in standard, corporate and pocket versions.