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Password pattern syntax help
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Author:  widget [ Thu, 2015/03/26 1:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Password pattern syntax help

Dear tateu,

After a few months of not accessing one of my containers, I can't remember my correct password even though I've probably used it 300 times. I've been trying to use the BrutusGUI txt instructions to create the correct pattern that I should be trying, but what I'm trying to do is a bit too complicated for me.

These are the parameters of my password that I remember:

1) it begins with "h43900"
2) it is between 12 and 20 characters long (I'm pretty sure it's about 18 characters long)
3) it definitely contains "ui" "!xp" and "AMD", but I don't where in the password they appear, nor in what order
4) it likely contains all, some, or none of "@" "#" "89" "$", but I'm not certain
5) there may be a few other characters throughout the password, but I don't think I'm forgetting more than 4 at most.

My best guess is that my password looks something like: h34900???ui?AMD!xp, where the ?'s are characters that I don't know, and I don't know where they appear (just put them in this example where I think I'm forgetting characters).

Any help is greatly appreciated. And thanks for writing this program!

Author:  tateu [ Thu, 2015/03/26 1:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Password pattern syntax help

You'll likely never crack it. That's just way too complicated, you have way too many unknowns (items 3, 4 and 5 in your list).

If you knew your password looked something like h34900???ui?AMD!xp, you could use, h34900[a-zA-Z0-9@#$]{0-3}ui[a-zA-Z0-9@#$]{1}AMD!xp, but the only thing you are sure of is that it starts with h34900 so it could be:


This would always put h34900 at the beginning and select 3 through 7 items with no repeats from the list of items contained inside of the parentheses. This would take approximately 87,000 days on my dual Xeon machine running 16 threads.

Author:  widget [ Fri, 2015/03/27 11:03 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Password pattern syntax help

Thanks so much for your response; this helps quite a bit because you cleared up the trouble I was having with how to input the password pattern. I'm going to try and get lucky by narrowing down what the missing potential characters could have been. Cheers!

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