Thursday, February 11, 2016 (14:40:25)Passware has recently released a new version of its flagship product - Passware Kit Forensic 2016.1, which supports shared dictionaries. What does this mean for corporations and forensic investigators?
Large custom wordlists and even memory image files can be used by Passware Kit as dictionaries to recover a password. Such files are often stored on network-shared drives, while the password recovery process is launched on different workstations.
Passware customers no longer have to copy large dictionary files to local computers running Passware Kit or Passware Kit Agents. The dictionary should be compiled first with Passware Kit into its *.dic format, and can afterwards be stored on a network drive. A customer has to specify the location of the dictionary folder in the Passware Kit settings once — the program would import the dictionaries automatically from the location specified. For distributed password recovery processes, these dictionaries will also be shared among the Passware Kit Agents.