Implement a John/Hashcat backend

I have implemented a naive restic dictionary brute forcer in C.

I will try to port it to a sophisticated password cracker like John the Ripper.


Damn you for finding my password in just over three minutes! :grimacing:

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And this is why passphrases are preferable.

(This too, though.)

It’s not just about length though, entropy is important.

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Indeed, it’s mostly about entropy. It’s just that for most people, it’s easier to increase the entropy by increasing the length, especially if you’re supposed to remember it.

I finally have ported the code to John and opened a PR:
Add support for restic repositories
a sophisticated password recovery tool.