(alt.security.scramdisk included for the crypto expertise there).
Hopefully, this question isn't quite as stupid as it might sound.
I have a key which I've not used for a long time, and I've forgotten the
It's a pretty strong passphrase, long with no real words on anything. So
cracking it by
a conventional simple cracker would be pretty darn hopeless.
However, I'm pretty sure that I'm *very close* to remembering what it was,
only a character or so off.
Is there a sophisticated PGP passphrase cracker that would let me enter
I think my passphrase was, and--within parameters and bounds that I could
specify, would run various permutations on that passphrase? I'm thinking
that this program would allow me to tell it to accept which parts (here,
the passphrase to accept "as is", while the program "experimented" with
relatively small segments of it that I predefined . I would think that
to approach the problem this way would allow me to recover my passphrase.
I'm thinking "no" from my web searches, but it's always worthwhile to ask