135031Re: Vim Accidental Encryption - Am I SOL?
- Dec 14, 2012On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 9:32 AM, donothing successfully
>God, that's not the first time I've messed up basic algebra. I've got
> Is it not 96^4 possibilities? A much smaller number: ~85 million.
> A quicker and dirtier approach might suffice.
to do better about that. You're right of course - base is
possibilities, exponent is length. The easy way of checking this is
abc length of 2: aa, ab, ac, ba, bb, bc, ca, cb, cc = 9 or 3^2.
> Or you could try to socially engineer yourself, a tired vimmer might have theModern hardware and brute force would have two symbols done in less
> capslock on and type ':X' instead of ':x' and not notice the prompts,
> so it might
> be worth trying ':X', ':x' or similar.
than a second. If this is what the password, just start by brute
forcing it and if it doesn't find anything after a minute or so, go to
a dictionary (or rainbow table if there's a common hashing algorithm).
And I feel I'm heading into OT territory for this list here :)
I would like to hear the outcome of the OP's file (or process) though?
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