Partially lost password truecrypt and OSX.

Discussion in 'encryption problems' started by SpankChinasky, Jul 22, 2013.

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  1. SpankChinasky

    SpankChinasky Registered Member

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    Hi I have managed to lose my phone which contained my password for a truecrypt file I now need to open.

    I know what words are in the password. No one occurs more than once. I just do not know the order. Example: BananaApplePearMango or MangoPearBananaApple.
    I am a Mac user with two pretty fast computers but I have no idea where to start. Can someone offer me some guidance?

    Many thanks.

    Hank
     
  2. dogbite

    dogbite Registered Member

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    How many words does your psw contain?
    If they are only 4 (just like your example) the easiest is to try all combinations.
     
  3. dantz

    dantz Registered Member

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    Your problem as stated sounds quite solvable, especially if the potential wordlist (of possible password combinations) isn't too long.

    If you can run Windows programs on your Mac then I would suggest using something like OTFBrutusGUI. Once you figure out the syntax you can even use it to build your wordlist.
     
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