My AES256 encryption password is 15 characters. The password uses upper and lower case letters, symbols and numbers. I can remember the first 7 characters of the password, but I have forgotten the last 8 characters which are all digits.

To retrieve the password, I'm planning to use brute force using Python to get the last 8 digits, is this possible?

  • 8 digits might be a date (YYYYMMDD or MMDDYYYY etc) so I would try some birthdays, anniversaries etc. Jul 8, 2022 at 20:55

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8 digits, assuming you mean decimal digits, only have 100000000 possible values.

That's trivial to brute-force.

  • Thanks a lot, I've done it, I use python to brute force to combine the last 8 decimal digits
    – JacnInf
    Jul 9, 2022 at 3:58

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