What do if forgot password?

Andrew Berg bahamutzero8825 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 8 17:47:48 CET 2009

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don rhummy wrote:

> What does GPG have to recover my data if i forgot my password?
Well, it won't stop you from trying to brute-force guess your password
until you get it right. Of course, depending on what you do remember
about your passphrase, how long it is, how strong it is, and what
tools you use, it could take anywhere from a few minutes to a few
millenia. Other than that, nothing. There are no back doors, no type
of "magic" to get your data back to its original form, nothing. Would
you really want to use a program that would allow for such
capabilities, though? After all, no software is going to be perfect
and definitively know who wants to recover that data.

gerry_lowry (alliston ontario canada) wrote:
> http://sixdemonbag.org/cryptofaq.xhtml#agencies does not like my IE7.
The feeling is mutual. Microsoft doesn't feel it's necessary to follow
web standards, likely because they want to impose their own
proprietary standards. Thankfully, they have not had much success (we
have the late Netscape to thank for this).

Robert J. Hansen wrote:
> I try not to join ... IE-bashing ...
More torches and pitchforks for the rest of us, then.

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