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The upcoming releases of oclHashcat-plus-0.08 and oclHashcat-lite-0.10

As a beta tester I've taken a quick look at the upcoming releases of oclHashcat-plus-0.08 and oclHashcat-lite-0.10, specifically oclHashcat-lite-0.10b10 and oclHashcat-plus-0.08b34. According to the oclHashcat author, atom, oclHashcat-plus-0.08 will be released before oclHashcat-lite-0.10, but it all depends on how good the next AMD Catalyst driver is and how quickly it is released.

Changes

The tables below show the changes that have been implemented in the beta versions. As you can see, oclHashcat-plus 0.08 will support 4 new hash algorithms (SHA512, OSX v10.7, Double MD5, LM), and oclHashcat-lite 0.10 will, as of now, support 1 new hash algorithm, namely SHA512. This information is taken from docs/changes.txt included in the oclHashcat download.

From oclHashcat-plus-0.07 to oclHashcat-plus-0.08b34

Type File Desc Cred
feature kernels added -m 1700 = SHA512
feature kernels added -m 1722 = OSX v10.7
feature kernels added -m 2600 = Double MD5
feature kernels added -m 3000 = LM
driver kernels added support for NVidia CUDA 4.1
feature kernels and host programs backported GPU-based password candidate generator from oclHashcat-lite v0.08
feature host programs backported –seperator-char feature from hashcat v0.38 Thorsheim
feature host programs added support for charset files and charset files Thorsheim
feature host programs include line number in error message where applicable arex1337
feature host programs added BSSID to status display Hash-IT
feature kernels and host programs Added new rule 'E', upper cases the first letter and every letter after a space Hash-IT
feature kernels and host programs Backported rule '.' and ',' from hashcat v0.38
feature kernels and host programs Backported rule 'y' and 'Y' from hashcat v0.38
feature host programs added hashfile and rulefile to status display chort, Thorsheim
bug kernels fixed bug in NTLM and DCC brute-force AMD kernels
bug kernels fixed bug in Joomla kernels if password is exactly of length 4 it was not getting cracked
bug host programs fixed bug in –show when having more than 100k entries in hashcat.pot Tixos
bug host programs fixed bug in -a 6 mode in combination with WPA when base plain is < length 8 logistix
bug host programs fixed bug in UI: prompt was not shown after pause or resume session
bug host programs fixed bug in ETA display if ETA calculated > 60 years arex
change host programs EULA. Removed sections 2, 6, 8 and 9. Relaxed sections 3 and 7 hdmoore
workaround kernels added restrict keyword to __constant qualifier on AMD to avoid GCN compiler bugs
workaround kernels changed __constant qualifier to __global qualifier on AMD *_a0 kernels to avoid GCN compiler bugs

From oclHashcat-lite-0.09 to oclHashcat-lite-0.10b10

Type File Desc Cred
feature kernels added -m 1700 = SHA512
feature host programs show LM-half as soon as it is cracked mastercracker
feature host programs added support for charset files and some example charset files Thorsheim
feature host programs added support to read hashes from file abaco
workaround kernels added restrict keyword to __constant qualifier on AMD to avoid GCN compiler bugs
bug host programs fixed bug in ETA display if ETA calculated > 60 years arex

Performance improvements

UPDATE 2012-02-29: Please see this page for even more recent benchmarks.

These beta versions include many impressive performance improvements, especially in oclHashcat-plus which is expected to be released first. Earlier benchmarks of oclHashcat-plus-0.08b31 uncovered significant slowdowns in the vBulletin algorithms, which have now been mostly fixed. We can still see some slowdown in some algorithms in these benchmarks. I'm sure that will be looked at closer before the next release.

Please note that performance differences may vary depending on your graphics card, graphics driver and more.

PC1: 2x AMD HD 6990

  • 2x AMD HD 6990, 880 MHz GPU (clocked from 800), 1250 MHz RAM (stock)
  • Catalyst 12.1
  • Windows 7 x64

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PC2: 1x AMD HD 5970

  • 1x AMD HD 5970, 925 MHz GPU (clocked from 725), 1150 MHz RAM (clocked from 1000)
  • Catalyst 12.2 pre-certified
  • Ubuntu 11.10

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Benchmark scripts

If you want to benchmark for yourself, or just look at the scripts, you'll find the benchmark scripts here.

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