TCBrute broken?

Discussion in 'encryption problems' started by Ericm, Apr 9, 2014.

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  1. Ericm

    Ericm Registered Member

    Apr 9, 2014
    I have forgotten my truecrypt password, but remember elements of it. I have downloaded TrueCrypt Brute from the security vision website, but it doesn't seem to work. It processes my list of 834 permutations of my password in well under 1 second and reports "password not found within this wordlist" . It seemed suspiciously fast, so I tried to run it against another truecrypt volume with a known and working password.
    The behavior was identical, password not found. The only version on the website has the caveat "TrueCrypt Header Bruteforcer - Please note that this is a pre Alpha and just for alpha testers".

    It is quite possible that I am doing something wrong, encryption and coding is way out of my comfort zone. Could somebody offer advice - either a link to an earlier working version of TCBrute, how to fix my current version, or suggestions for alternatives to TCBrute.

    I am running win7 32 bit, and don't have a monster GPU.


  2. dantz

    dantz Registered Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    I would suggest OTFBrutusGUI, which is available on I've had good results with this program. It's very flexible and it can even generate wordlists if desired. Tateu is a forum member here, so if you have any problems running his program then he might even drop by to help you. He also operates a support forum on his site.
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