Counter-Encryption Tool Based on Distributive Network Processing
Forensic investigators are often required to break into password protected computer systems or files during investigations of terrorist activities. To facilitate this, AccessData Corporation developed the Distributive Network Attack, a counter-encryption tool based on distributive network processing that harnesses the unused power of up to 1000 servers and 100,000 computers on a network. The system attempts to break computer passwords by first using a dictionary approach, then analyzing internet activity, and finally by using the brute-force method. The system runs behind the scenes so that computer users on the network are not affected by its operation. This software application is commercially available from AccessData Corporation.