Another forgotten TrueCrypt password (x2)

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  1. LittleGoose

    LittleGoose Registered Member

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    Hey, I've not used two of my TrueCrypt volumes for months and I've forgotten both their passwords. However, for both of them I remember most of the password and in one case I can remember all the letters used just not which one is capilatised or where two of the symbols belong, if they are there at all.

    I've tried for a while to remember the passwords but I'm running short on patience but I know I'm not far away...for one of them at least. I've never had the problem before (at least one that couldn't be solved by resetting the password) so I'm a bit lost.

    Does anyone know if there is program which can give me a list of possible passwords based on the characters/symbols I input. There can't be all that many possibilities but for me to run through changing and cross checking it would take a long time...I'm looking to save some of the hassle.

    One of the volumes I'm not too bothered about loosing but the other is quite important to me: lots of photos that I really don't want to loose. I guess I hadn't realised just how powerful TrueCrypt is.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    tateu Registered Member

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    If you know Python, this is a pretty good word list generator that uses Regular Expression syntax: http://code.activestate.com/lists/python-list/551502/. You could use it to create a word list to feed into one of the available TrueCrypt brute force applications or directly call TrueCrypt for each password.

    There are a few TrueCrypt brute force applications that I know of. The following is reprinted from: http://www.tateu.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=246
     
  3. LittleGoose

    LittleGoose Registered Member

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    Thanks for the reply Josh.

    Unfortunately, I'm not familiar with Python, or any language other than English: my background is in science.

    I've downloaded your program and once I've read how to use it correctly I'll give it a try. I'll update with any success I have.

    Thanks again.


    P.S. Sorry to whomever had to move my thread to the correct subsection.
     
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