Cuteforce analyzer: A distributed bruteforce attack on PDF encryption with GPUs and FPGAs

Bianca Danczul, Jürgen Fuß, Stefan Gradinger, Bernhard Greslehner-Nimmervoll, Wolfgang Andreas Hahn, Florian Wex

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Abstract

Working on cryptanalytic tasks using a heterogeneous cluster with different types of processors (CPU, GPU, FPGA) can be an advantage over classical homogeneous clusters. In this paper we demonstrate that distributing crypt analytics tasks to different types of processors can lead to better performance than can be achieved using a single type of processor. To this end we have built a framework for the management of a heterogeneous cluster and implented a password brute forcer for password protected PDF documents. Our results show that such a framework can be implemented with little overhead in terms of performance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2013 International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, ARES 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society’s Conference Publishing Services
Pages720-725
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780769550084
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event1st International Workshop on Emerging Cyberthreats and Countermeasures - Regensburg, Germany
Duration: 2 Sep 20136 Sep 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2013 International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, ARES 2013

Conference

Conference1st International Workshop on Emerging Cyberthreats and Countermeasures
CountryGermany
CityRegensburg
Period02.09.201306.09.2013

Keywords

  • Cluster
  • Cryptanalysis
  • FPGA
  • GPU
  • High-performance computing
  • HPC

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