Wi-Fi Security stalwarts have a new issue at their hands. A Russian company, ElcomSoft claims to have built a software which exploits NVIDIA GPU’s parallel computational power to crack secured Wi-Fi connections using WPA or WPA2 encryption.
WPA/WPA2 are the most widely used encryption protections which can be hacked with brute force attacks. What Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery does is that it uses power from GeForce 8800M, 9800M series or GTX 280 cards to speed up the brute force process, in some cases up to 100 times compared to conventional CPUs.
A single copy with support of 20 clients goes for $599 with the price going up to $5000 for 2500 clients.