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Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2020 10:46:45 -0400
From: Powen Cheng <>
Subject: Re: Best cracking method to use?

Hi Alexander,

I will try PRINCE mode as suggested on another machine that I recently
built with better GUPs. As I am not familiar with this mode. Is there more
documentation that would better explain this mode.

Also, in the past I have always used the increment mode and I have a
machine that ran for 8 months and it still has not found the password that
I am hoping to find. I did find the other known test passwords that I set
in place to see if the JOHN was working throughout the process. Maybe
simply my temporary password that I used was simply too long, like 15-18

Now I am thinking about there has to be a better way to do this than trying
to brute force a long password. I do remember some bits of the password but
I want to see if I can use increment mode or some other mode and combine
wordlist and know chars to improve the search.

I am also using -form=tezos-opencl


On Sun, Jun 14, 2020 at 10:35 AM Solar Designer <> wrote:

> On Sun, Jun 14, 2020 at 09:57:46AM -0400, Powen Cheng wrote:
> > What is the best cracking method to use to maximum the search using
> (known
> > bits) of a password?
> There isn't a universal best choice, but:
> > I do know some parts of the password but in what order or combination
> which
> > is the unknown.
> >
> > example of list known bits.
> >
> > A
> > B
> > C
> > #
> > @
> > 3
> > wordone
> > wordtwo
> > wordthree
> > wordfour
> > wordfive
> The easiest way to have these searched reasonably well is to put them
> into a wordlist file and use the PRINCE mode.  To skip many of the
> combinations of just the single-character known bits without any word,
> you can add "--min-length".
> Alexander

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