i've got the following problem and would really appreciate if you could give me a hint how to solve it.
I have very important data stored in a Mac OS X encrypted disk image, but i forgot the password. Please don't tell that this was stupid, i were punished enough already.
So the task is now to recover this password.
I found a tool, that is able to automatically try a wordlist out of a text file. It can try about 120 words/ minute, which is a really low number, i know.
There is one good thing though. I remember a lot of the password, but not everything, so that i thought i could work with placeholders.
I found a tool called Crunch on Sourceforge that claims to do exactly that, but i did not have a lot of luck yet.
The password looks something like this: 4*.****__**!tv_**?
So the * stand for letters, which i probably know, but i do not know whether they are spelled Upper or lower case.
One Problem more is that all those * Letters are different, so i would need 9 different placeholders. Crunch just offers 1 more or less. I am not a coder or anything near that, but i dived into the C Code and changed the four Placeholders the programmer declared in the beginning to a upper case and a lowercase letter, so the key set only consists out of 2 letters now.
The problem is that i still have just 4 different ones.
Hope you did understand what i mean.
Do you have any other idea how to do that or any program, which is able to do that?
I would really appreciate some help.
Thank you guys!