Running Hashcat 6.1.1 on Google Cloud with GPUs
I have grown to really like using Google Cloud and its wide variety of GPUs for use. One of my favorite pentesting uses is an on-demand password cracking using Hashcat. Don’t get me wrong, a dedicated physical Hashcat GPU rig has advantages not to mention fun to build. There are many advantages (including cost) to have an on-demand Hashcat compute instance ready to go whenever you need it for production or testing purposes.
As with my previous post on using Hashcat 5.1.0, I won’t be going into the use of Hashcat outside of a benchmark test. I will be using 8 GPUs instead of 4 which I am pretty excited about.