find a passpharse

Jack McKinney
Thu, 19 Oct 2000 11:41:17 -0500

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Big Brother tells me that Mr.Bad wrote:

> >>>>> "LF" =3D=3D Levente Farkas <> writes:
> * If you can't recover your data any other way, you -could-
> try running a password cracker on GnuPG. I don't know of any
> crackers that do that right now, but you might want to type
> "password crack" into the Google prompt and see what you can
> find. A lot of password crackers are customizeable so that
> you can tell them what program to run and how to pass the
> password in.
I did this once. I knew what my passphrase was supposed to be, so I wrote a perl script to generate as many typo-like variations of this as possible, and then I tried pgp (was still using pgp at the time) with the -z option. With gpg, it would look some thing like (zsh syntax) for i in $(cat passphrases.txt) do echo $i | gpg --passphrase-fd 0 --decrypt filename.gpg done With a little luck and a lot of time, you might end up with your file. I had to do this twice, and I was only successful once. -- "Restore your inalienable human rights. Jack McKinney Vote Libertarian. 1024D/D68F2C07 4096g/38AEF076 --XsQoSWH+UP9D9v3l Content-Type: application/pgp-signature Content-Disposition: inline -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.4 (GNU/Linux) Comment: For info see iEYEARECAAYFAjnvJC0ACgkQimeon9aPLAcggwCbBS5a3jQS80HGO7HRkBo0LDdk 5HsAmQFgxNUigkyfqwYVQCTQqMcmiVvF =wdJg -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- --XsQoSWH+UP9D9v3l-- -- Archive is at - Unsubscribe by sending mail with a subject of "unsubscribe" to