Terahash Acquires L0phtCrack

Industry-Leading Password Cracking Hardware and Software Solutions Now Together

AUSTIN, Texas, April 21, 2020 — Terahash LLC (“Terahash”), the global leader in distributed password cracking, today announced that it has acquired L0phtCrack, the legendary and award-winning password auditing software, for an undisclosed amount. L0phtCrack holds the distinction of being the world’s first commercially-available password auditing solution, and has helped secure thousands of organizations from government and military to finance and healthcare over its 23-year history. Today, L0phtCrack supports the most modern operating systems and GPU-based hardware acceleration.

This acquisition reinforces L0phtCrack’s long history of providing professional and easy-to-use password auditing software for IT administrators and information security teams. The combination with Terahash is expected to bring new innovations combining easy-to-use auditing software with the superior raw cracking power of Terahash appliances.

“Experts have called for the death of passwords for decades, but they are still in use for practically every operating system and application: web, mobile, and desktop. Guessable, stuffable, and brute-forceable passwords are a top security risk today. You need password auditing or you have a gaping security hole,” said Christien Rioux, L0phtCrack’s former Head of Engineering.

“While our own Hashstack software is incredibly powerful and robust, user-friendliness is one area where we have admittedly been lacking. L0phtCrack has excellent usability by both security professionals and IT administrators, and this acquisition helps fill a noticeable gap in our offering,” said Jeremi M. Gosney, Founder & CEO at Terahash. “L0phtCrack has a large, dedicated user base with a broad reach across IT departments in many industry verticals, and is a name that every security professional knows and trusts. We look forward to developing the L0phtCrack code base, integrating it with our existing products, and introducing new products optimized for L0phtCrack.”

As 80% of data breaches have been attributed to weak or reused passwords, securing authentication is undoubtedly one of the most critical aspects of growing the digital economy. Performing routine password audits is the most effective way to combat the threat of insecure passwords. The combination of L0phtCrack software and Terahash hardware appliances is positioned to address the needs of red, blue, and purple teams, penetration testers, compliance auditors, information security professionals, and IT administrators.

Terahash plans to begin work on L0phtCrack 8 immediately with the eventual goal of integrating L0phtCrack with its own Hashstack software, making it uniquely poised to deliver the world’s fastest, most powerful, most scalable, and easiest to use password cracking solutions.

About Terahash

Terahash LLC (formerly Stricture Group, Sagitta HPC) is the global leader in distributed password cracking, delivering the world's fastest, most powerful, and most scalable turnkey password cracking solutions, such as the acclaimed Brutalis and Hashstack distributed cracking suite. Now with 100% more L0phtCrack!

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