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- Patient Guy
March 1, 2008, 6:02 pm
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I have an encrypted ZIP archive created in June and the contents so private
that I obviously created a unique name I swear I would never forget (or
really need to). And so guess what: I forgot it.
I have been racking my brain on some words that I am sure I would have
used. At least I have a fair idea that I did not use characters like 'z'
or 'q' or 'x' or their uppercase variants.
I want some software that allows me to define a limited set of characters
in a string and for all their permutations to be used in a brute force
I have been using Ultimate Zip Cracker and at least know that the password
is more than 6 characters long using digits, upper, and lowercase. I know
that the password is probably composed of an English or more like a Turkish
word (Turkish has 6 more characters not in common with English character
set), but dictionary attacks are only in English and will be a waste of
time, I fear. And I may have used digits corresponding to a birth year.
I would like to use a tool in which I define the character set, including
non-ASCII characters like ç or ü or ? and which also might include "words" or
"phrases" (specific character sequences appended to created strings...like
'2007' or '1963' or '1960').
Re: Brute Force Attack Password Discovery With Defined Character Set
Advanced Zip Recovery from ElcomSoft purports to have customzizeable
Exercise to the reader whether its replacement Advanced Archive
Password Recovery has that same feature.
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