Nouvelles d'ElcomSoft


  • 25/01/2018

Wireless Security Auditor 7.11 adds smarter attacks targeting the human factor, allowing recovering most long and complex Wi-Fi passwords unless they are completely random. Wireless sniffing support for generic Wi-Fi adapters is improved with kernel-level NDIS driver receiving a Microsoft approval and digital signature. This encores seamless installation and full compatibility with all versions of Windows 10 including the latest Fall Creators Update.

Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor receives a major update, adding smarter attacks targeting the human factor and adding wireless sniffing support for users running the latest editions of Windows 10. The built-in Wi-Fi sniffer receives Microsoft approval and digital signature, enabling wireless traffic interception with generic Wi-Fi adapters to work on computers running the latest Windows 10 builds. New, smarter attacks now target the human factor, allowing recovering most long and complex Wi-Fi passwords unless they are completely random. In addition, Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor now supports the latest NVIDIA accelerators based on the Tesla V100 architecture.

Hybrid Attacks Targeting the Human Factor

Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor 7.11 expands the range of available attacks, adding a new hybrid attack that breaks passwords containing dictionary words faster by targeting the human factor. It is no secret that users tend to overcome overly strict corporate security policies dictating certain complexity requirements by choosing passwords based on natural dictionary words. Such passwords are easier to remember, and so they are employed by the majority of users. “Password1#” or “Password1966$” are two common examples of passwords adhering to the formal complexity requirements of an average security policy, yet being extremely insecure in practice.

Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor 7.11 adds a range of highly intelligent attacks based on the knowledge of human nature. These automated attacks are based on dictionaries of natural language and accompanied by select mutations, adding variations that are most frequently picked by computer users. The new smart attacks allow Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor breaking even the longest and most complex passwords, with the exception of completely random ones.

Microsoft-Signed NDIS Driver for Wi-Fi Sniffer

Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor includes the ability to intercept Wi-Fi handshake packets using both AirPcap and generic Wi-Fi adapters. Using generic Wi-Fi adapters to sniff wireless traffic requires a kernel-level custom NDIS driver and middleware. Prior to this release, the low-level custom NDIS driver was signed using ElcomSoft’s developers signature, which caused issues installing the driver on the Anniversary Update and newer builds of Windows 10.

In this release, the built-in NDIS driver gets Microsoft approval and receives a Microsoft digital signature, enabling full compatibility and seamless installation to computers running the latest Windows 10 builds.

NVIDIA V100, AMD and Intel Iris Hardware Acceleration Support

Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor 7.11 gains a major performance boost thanks to support of NVIDIA’s latest GPU acceleration hardware. With ultra-fast V100 boards, the tool achieves unprecedented recovery rates of up to 650,000 passwords per second.
The tool also includes major performance and compatibility improvements for AMD-made boards by supporting SPIR. Finally, Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor 7.11 includes GPU acceleration support for built-in Intel Iris graphics, boosting recovery speeds 2 to 3 times compared to the CPU alone for users who don’t own a dedicated video card.

Get more information on Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor and download free trial version:
https://www.elcomsoft.fr/ewsa.html

Read a press release:
https://www.elcomsoft.fr/PR/ewsa_180125_en.pdf