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    Generating Wordlist Problem

    Hey everybody,

    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!
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    You can write a pretty short script in pretty much any language to do that, but C is not a good language for a non-programmer to jump into and try to write a simple script of any kind.

    For example with PHP:
    PHP Code:

    = array(4);

    add($set) {
    $new_passwords = array();
    $i 0$i strlen($set); $i++) {
    $passwords as $password) {
    $new_passwords[] = $password $set[$i];
    $passwords $new_passwords;



    Originally Posted by Spad
    Ah USB, the only rectangular connector where you have to make 3 attempts before you get it the right way around

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