Originally Posted by snowmanwithahat
True, something most people don't realize is that bruteforcing is still impossible in a realistic time-frame. However.... until these video cards starting doing the work running a moderately sized wordlist was out of the question too, at least that is now an option.
I'd be somewhere around 2,900 PMK/sec without my videocards and 22,000+ with them. ~9x a performance increase is great, but not ground breaking.
I have heard though that 5870's are pushing 30,000 PMK/sec and pyrit is claiming with some new code that they can push into the 50,000 + range on a single card. If that's the case we're starting to see scaling to the point of making bruteforcing short passwords almost possible with a small cluster of servers. It wont be much more than a few years before we have the power to really make waves
Sorry I didn't notice your post above (#6) where you said exactly what I did.