Truecrypt password forgotten

Discussion in 'encryption problems' started by David Vorick, Jan 19, 2012.

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  1. David Vorick

    David Vorick Registered Member

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    I have an encrypted usb for which I forgot the password. I know all but one section of the password, and I know my computer can handle a brute force of the missing characters. The rest of the password is more complex, and is 20+ characters in length. Brute forcing the entire password is not reasonable.

    format: * = known character

    ***********o_Oo_O****************
     
  2. Technical

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    There is no backdoor and there is no brute force that could break long/secure passwords.
     
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  4. David Vorick

    David Vorick Registered Member

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    Technical, I know that a brute force will not work for the whole password.

    kakaka, I set up Brutus. I don't have the password yet but it only just started. It is doing exactly what I hoped it would do. Thank you.


    edit: I don't think this will be necessary in my case, but is there a program like Brutus that will use the GPU instead of the CPU?
     
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