It supports running multiple attacks simultaneously and minimizes GPU idle time by optimizing the management of the computational resources.
The new Passware Kit Forensic Beta and Passware Kit Agent Beta can be installed and run on the same computer as your current instances of Passware Kit Forensic, Passware Kit Ultimate, and Passware Kit Agents. You can switch to your regular versions of PKF and the Agents at any time.
Both Windows and Mac versions of Passware Kit Forensic Beta are available along with Windows and Linux versions of Passware Kit Agent Beta.
The following ports should be open and allowed in firewall settings:
Passware Kit Forensic Beta: 10778 UDP
Passware Kit Agent Beta: 10776 and 10556 UDP
NOTE: All recovery states, logs, and configuration files are saved separately from the current Passware Kit Forensic and will not interfere with your normal workflow.
However, to obtain the precise evaluation results during the testing period, we recommend not sharing the hardware resources with other instances of Passware Kit Forensic while running the Passware Kit Forensic Beta.
Passware Kit Forensic Beta Improvements
- Filtering by IP (available if more than 1 IP address is in use)
- New status messages for the Agents depending on the various scenarios
- Right-click menu options:
- Show Details
Opens detailed information about the Passware Kit Agent
Exclude Passware Kit Agent from the recovery process, equal to triggering the on-off option
Restarts the Passware Kit Agent
- Assign to…
Select the server (Passware Kit Forensic instance available within the network) to assign the Agent to from the drop-down list or choose the auto-assign option)
- Update to Compatible Version
Update or downgrade the Agent version to the Server one)
- Save Logs
Save the log from the remote Passware Kit Agent)
- Show Details
A new Network Tab is available during the password recovery process at Tools | Network Log. It displays the network events and the Agent statuses.
Password recovery attacks can be run simultaneously, depending on their complexity. While short attacks with fewer password candidates to check are finishing, more complex attacks begin, thus minimizing the GPU idle time. For each attack, PKF displays a progress bar and estimated time to complete.
Two attack options are available:
Skips the attack
Restarts the attack previously skipped, or if the recovery process was stopped
The running attacks are listed on the PKF footer in their order as they are running. If more than 3 attacks are running simultaneously, click “View all” to open the Attacks Tab for more information.
New status messages are added depending on the settings and recovery process to make the experience more transparent.
There is a set of new Agent status messages:
- Stopped due to user activity
- Assigned to another Server 255.0.0.0
- Disabled by agent
- Disabled by user
- Overheated (for GPU cards)
Passware Kit Agent Beta Improvements
Two options are now available:
- Auto assign
Automatically connects the Passware Kit Agent to any server in the network that has a default 10778 port open
- Assign manually
Allows one to select the required Server from the drop-down list or enter the Server name or IP
The Passware Kit Forensic (Server) is now displayed with a computer name and IP address to simplify the view.
Passware Kit Agent now allows users to establish a GPU utilization level to control the hardware load.
Passware Kit Agent features new statuses and an event log, which makes the password recovery process more transparent.
If you come across any issues while using Passware Kit Forensic Beta, please do the following:
- Take several screenshots to depict the issue,
- Save log files at Help | Save Logs, and
- Please email us the screenshots and the archive with the logs, and specify the file type you were processing.
You are welcome to share your suggestions, ideas, and feedback with us.