Custom Computer Builder Ace Computers Announces Password Cracking Forensic Workstations

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Custom computer builder Ace Computers just introduced its next generation of powerful password-cracking forensic workstations for law enforcement, government agencies, the military, and law offices.

John Samborski, Custom Computer Expert and CEO Ace Computers

John Samborski, Custom Computer Expert and CEO Ace Computers

Password-cracking requires leading-edge software backed by proven hardware, system reliability, speed, and—importantly-- compliance with legally accepted evidence-gathering practices.

Ace Computers, one of the leading custom computer builders in the U.S., just introduced its next generation of powerful password-cracking forensic workstations for law enforcement, government agencies, the military, and law offices.

Ace Computers CEO John Samborski said, “We realize the primacy of designing forensic workstations that are able to recover passwords efficiently and effectively. This requires leading-edge software backed by proven hardware, system reliability, speed, and—importantly-- compliance with legally accepted evidence-gathering practices.”

One of the many forensic-related activities that these workstations excel at is password cracking; recovering passwords from data that have been stored in or transmitted by digital devices.

The time required to crack a password is related to bit strength and how the password is stored. But the ability to crack passwords is also a function of the number of possible passwords per second that the computer can check. Ace Computers’ forensic workstations can accomplish in minutes what would take a desktop days or even weeks.

There are 6.63 quadrillion 8-character passwords that could be generated using the 94 numbers, letters, and symbols that can be typed on any keyboard. Ace Computers’ forensic workstations can test as many as billions of passwords per second. This means a user-selected 8-character password could be cracked in seconds.

Password-cracking is just one function of these powerful machines; they also process, preserve, document, and make available the contents of digital devices. Ace Computers’ forensic workstations perform all of the most requested digital forensic tasks including:

  • Support for developer tools and universal hardware interfaces
  • Support for hardware-based, remote, and network drive duplication
  • Support for duplication and analysis of an array of forensic-related file types
  • Fast retrieval and authentication of evidence (including images and files) from a 2nd party hard drive
  • Identification of file access/modification dates and times; and creation of file system activity timelines
  • Identification of deleted files
  • File integrity protection in the form of write-blocking
  • Direct linking of notes, images, and other evidence to a case file, etc.

The more GPUs a forensic workstation incorporates, the faster it cracks passwords. So major considerations for password-cracking hardware are the processing speed, the number of GPUs, and the amount of memory. Aspects that can be customized include:

  • The number of bays
  • The processor cores                    
  • The drive for the operating system
  • The amount of RAM
  • Raid storage
  • Blu-ray writers
  • Write-blocked card readers
  • Write-blocked bays
  • The number of USB ports
  • The operating system

Ace Computers works with forensic software partners to incorporate leading-edge solutions that are both easier to use and fully supported by the publisher.

Leading custom computer builder and HPC specialist, Ace Computers currently holds the following contracts: SEWP V, GSA, NITCP, WSIPC, PEPPM, State of Wis., State of Ga. The company is a Woman-Owned Small Business custom technology systems manufacturer and reseller for the public sector as well as the commercial sector. Channel partners include Intel, Supermicro, NVIDIA, Mellanox and Samsung among others. An industry leader since 1983, the company is a 2015 HPCwire Readers’ Choice Award finalist. In addition to some of the finest academic institutions in the U.S., long-term clients include the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Defense. In addition to our Greater Chicago headquarters, Ace Computers has locations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Arizona. To contact Ace Computers, call 1-877-223-2667 or 1-847-952-6900 or visit http://www.acecomputers.com/TopProducts.asp

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