Passware Kit 2022 v2 – Password Recovery for bcrypt Hashes and OpenCL Acceleration on macOS

What’s new in Passware Kit 2022 v2:

  • Password recovery for bcrypt hash
  • Passware Kit for Mac with GPU acceleration support
  • QuickBooks 2022 support
  • Windows Hello protectors bypass for Windows 11
  • OneNote Revision Store support
  • FDE decryption improvements
  • Password recovery for Dashlane browser extension
  • Improved iCloud Keychain records extraction
  • New dictionary: Icelandic
  • UI improvements

What’s New Video

For your convenience, we have put together a video of all the recent features of Passware Kit 2022 v2. Take a look!

For over 20 years, bcrypt has been used by IT professionals to hash passwords and keep sensitive data safe. It is still considered to be one of the most secure hashing types. Passware Kit 2022 v2 introduces support for bcrypt (also known as Blowfish), one of the most secure hashing algorithms. The software scans hash lists (TXT files), detects the hash type used and recovers passwords. The following hashing algorithms are supported: bcrypt, MD5, SHA1, SHA256, SHA512, DES, and Windows NTLM/LM.

The new version of the Passware Kit also decrypts QuickBooks 2022 databases, bypasses Windows Hello protectors on Windows 11, recovers passwords from Dashlane browser extension databases and OneNote Revision Store files, and extracts hidden records from iCloud Keychain from macOS Monterey. It also features multiple improvements to the Full Disk Encryption option.

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On top of this, Mac version now supports OpenCL GPU acceleration.

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Password recovery for bcrypt hash

Passware Kit 2022 v2 recovers passwords from bcrypt hash files. The recovery speed on the CPU is ~160 passwords per second for a default 10-cost hash.

Passware Kit for Mac with GPU acceleration support

Mac versions of Passware Kit now support OpenCL technology. It means that all time-consuming password recovery processes, which could be previously accelerated on Windows only, can now be also accelerated on macOS with AMD GPU and NVIDIA/AMD eGPUs. Hardware acceleration on Mac is an experimental feature dependent on Apple’s OpenCL drives, which are not 100% reliable.

The GPU acceleration has also been improved on both Mac and Windows versions of Passware Kit, as well as Passware Kit Agent for Linux, with full support for long passwords up to 128 symbols for RAR3 and 7Zip archives.

QuickBooks 2022 support

Passware Kit now instantly decrypts QuickBooks 2022 databases (Windows version). A password recovery option is also available.

Windows Hello protectors bypass for Windows 11

For the acquired Windows 11 registry files, Passware Kit Forensic bypasses Windows Hello protectors (PIN and Picture passwords), recovers user passwords, and extracts their data. In case the “Picture password” sign-in option is enabled on Windows 11, Passware Kit recovers user passwords instantly.

This feature is also supported by a Mac version of Passware Kit Forensic.

OneNote Revision Store support

In addition to regular OneNote *.ONE files, Passware Kit now supports OneNote Revision Store files for OneDrive. Password recovery for such files can be accelerated on GPU reaching the speeds of 26,000 p/sec on AMD 6900XT.

FDE decryption improvements

We’ve made multiple improvements to the Full Disk Encryption option.

The latest Passware Kit now displays the account names instead of GUIDs for APFS encrypted images on system volumes. It makes it easier to select the correct account to recover the password to.

Instant BitLocker decryption is now possible with a known VMK in HEX format.

Acronis 2021 backup files with a *.TIBX extension are now also supported. The password recovery can be accelerated on NVIDIA and AMD GPUs, reaching speeds greater than 14,200 passwords per second on an AMD 6900 XT.

Password recovery for Dashlane browser extension

In addition to password recovery and extraction for Dashlane Desktop password manager, Passware Kit 2022 v2 recovers a master password and extracts records stored in Dashlane extension for Сhromium-based browsers.

Improved iCloud Keychain records extraction

Passware Kit now detects and extracts a broader range of records from iCloud (Local Items) Keychain for macOS, including Monterey. These records include data, which are not visible using Keychain Access tool.

The new version of the Passware Kit also extracts metadata from iCloud Keychain records on Monterey.

New dictionary: Icelandic

Passware adds an Icelandic language to its password recovery attacks: Dictionary, Xieve, Brute-force, and Mask.

UI improvements

The Performance tab now displays the average password recovery speed.

There is now a Troubleshooting tab in the Options menu, which allows for advanced configuration settings and simplifies troubleshooting.

And finally, the new Passware Kit Agent looks great on high-resolution displays.

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