134953Re: Vim Accidental Encryption - Am I SOL?
- Dec 9, 2012On Sun, Dec 9, 2012 at 7:42 AM, Christian Brabandt <cblists@...> wrote:
> Possibly you can write a script, that feeds various combinations to vimDon't write a script to do this. Don't use vim to test the crypt. I
> and checks, whether the file got decrypted. That sounds like a fun
had a brief thought about writing a simple c program but here's the
thing, If you can download a program that goes through x passwords per
second and your program goes through x-100 passwords per second, and
you're looking at a length of only 4 with ~96 keyboard keys, you're
looking at 4^96 possibilities. So do the math for the difference that
can make. If an optimized script does 1 million per second and your
does 999,999,000 per second - and that's .000001% of a difference in
algorithm - you're liable to be much worse.
So basically, figure out the algorithm, find a program that brute
forces it (preferably utilizing your GPU), make a test file with vim,
encrypt it with some short non-word phrase (say "q9") and run the
cracker on that. If it works - should take a few seconds, you'll know
you're good to run it on your actual file (or a backup of it). Run it
and walk away.
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