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Helps retrieve forgotten keystore passwords using your commonly used segments. Great for those forgotten Android keystore passphrases, which is exactly why I created this tool in the first place!
Latest commit a53598b Jul 5, 2012 Jeff Goldstein Updated README based on current usage.


Helps retrieve forgotten keystore passwords using your commonly used segments.

For instance, what if you remember that your password was "test-password" or "te5T-P@SSWORD" or "Testpassw0rd" or something close to that? It would be horribly ineffective to try more than a handful of variants, both in typing in the possible passwords and remembering which you have tried already. Enter KeystoreCracker!

KeystoreCracker is NOT a brute force tool that will help you crack someone else's keystore, but rather a way to help YOU recover a forgotten password when you are a bit fuzzy on a few characters.

Usage: Let's say that you sometimes swap the number zero and the letter O and sometimes use caps and sometimes a hyphen to separate words. In this case, let's assume that your password is some form of "foobar". You remember that the "bar" section is typed just like that, but can't remember the other cases. To find the solution, simply create a file with the segments in order. For optional segments, preface the line with a blank space. For instance, in the scenario above, your file would like this:

f, F o, O, 0 o, O, 0 - bar

Notice that the line with the hypen, has a blank space, so that segment is optional. This would try all combinations, such as:

foo-bar, F0Obar, F00-bar, etc

Now that the file is setup, you just need to execute the program using either the class or the JAR (this assumes that your keystore and segment file are in the current directory):

java -k test_keystore.ppk -s sample_segments.txt java -classpath bin/KeystoreCracker.jar -k test_keystore.ppk -s sample_segments.txt

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