Converting Aircrack-ng Hashes to .hccapx Format and Cracking with Hashcat

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4 Responses

  1. herman says:

    in order for me to compile the cap2hccapx.c file with gcc, I had to do
    gcc -o cap2hccapx cap2hccapx.c

  2. I am confused, the GeForce GTX 1070 is a video/graphics card. How does this speed the cracking process, I thought you needed a fast CPU?

    • Jason says:

      The GPU on a graphics card is MUCH faster for cracking anything than a CPU. A modern desktop CPU has 4, 8, or on the high end like 12 cores. A GeForce 1070 has 1920 CUDA cores, and each of those cores is capable of cracking much faster than desktop cores. Some modern cracking programs, like Hashcat, will tell you if you try to execute it without a CUDA capable graphics card installed that cracking with CPU power only takes a very long time and isn’t recommended. Some of them even require a special parameter to force them to crack using CPU power only. It’s not worth it anymore now that graphics card GPUs are so fast and have so many cores.

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