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Bruteforcer tool

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:16 pm
by bloublou

Unfortunately i have lost my password, but i have hope to find it by bruteforcing the file ! :oops:
It is only 9 charachters long, and no symbols. Only alpha-numerical (and only ascii space)

Someone have an easy solution to bruteforce it ? (tool or script w/e)

Thanks all

Re: Bruteforcer tool

Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:31 am
by bloublou
I have found and slightly edited a python script which do the job :

Just put yourself in a folder where there are :

1. your encrypted .aes file
2. the aescrypt console executable that you can fetch here

Inside the python script, don't forget to modify the name of your file, by default it is "filename.aes".

NB : Don't forget to modify the alphabet if you know approximatively which letters/symbols there are in your key

Re: Bruteforcer tool

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:22 am
by paulej
I have C code that will do it, but works only in Linux. It's very fast. Requirement is to have all the passwords you want to try in a file. It will then read the file and attempt each one by short-circuiting the process substantially. It doesn't require AES Crypt to be installed, as everything is in the source to do what it needs.

I don't like advertising such a tool, because I don't want people to get the impression that one can easily break the security. But, it is a good reminder that strong passwords are important.

Do you use Linux?