Crack GPG Password
bsilver at chrononomicon.com
Tue Jun 10 20:15:53 UTC 2008
Blaine Fleming wrote:
> Bart Silverstrim wrote:
>> You *can't* extract a part of a password like the OP is looking for. The
>> algorithm used in creating the encrypted product doesn't look at your
>> password as discrete chunks to be guessed like you see in the movies
>> where you see, "Oh my @#$! He has the first three numbers already!"
>> while you hear a crescendo of suspenseful music.
> Again, the way I read it the OP wants to find out the missing part. If
> I have a password of "password" but all I remember is "passwor" then I
> can brute force the remaining bit.
Oh my $@! How STUPID CAN YOU BE?! HOW DENSE?! Again, what I said
was...oh, I see what you're saying.
If that's the case, I don't know of a tool that is made specifically for
brute forcing a GPG-encrypted file (he's probably need to know what
algorithm was used too).
There must be a way to create a script that would try it, though. But
that would also mean you need to know that the output is the legitimate
material and not gibberish before trying the next one, I would think.
Probably not easy to code or script just for this task, though.
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