Crack GPG Password

Bart Silverstrim bsilver at
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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