04-18-2020, 10:27 PM

I have been performing analysis on the effects of targeted brute force on a dataset for a project I am currently working on however I have found some inconsitencies in the total time it takes to complete the attack.

I assumed that both attacks would take around the same time as the same total number of guesses is required however I found that when using --markov-disable on a ?l?u?d?s mask of size 7 that the total time to complete the attack was more than 20% longer than the optimized brute force without the --markov-disable parameter.

Is there any reason why this could be the case? (using a mobile gpu but is not thermal throttling)

I assumed that both attacks would take around the same time as the same total number of guesses is required however I found that when using --markov-disable on a ?l?u?d?s mask of size 7 that the total time to complete the attack was more than 20% longer than the optimized brute force without the --markov-disable parameter.

Is there any reason why this could be the case? (using a mobile gpu but is not thermal throttling)