briles
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Python Password Project

Postby briles » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:08 pm

I need a tip I have tried all these iterations and still cannot crack password 6

- Combining 3 words
- Combining 2 words
- Combining Word + Punctuation + Word
- Combining Word + Punctuation + Word + Word
- Combining Word + number + Word
- Combining 3 Cap(word)
- Combining Word + Number + Punctuation
- Combining Cap(word) + number + punctuation
- Combining Word + Punctuation + number
- Combining Word spelled backwards + word spelled backwards + word spelled backwards
- Combining All Capital words for 2 words
- Combining All Capital words for 3 words
- All my number insertions are between 0 and 9999 ( with and without leading zeros)
- And about 50 more variations of the above. So many that I can't remember what I've tried now.

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Re: Python Password Project

Postby bfinio » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:34 am

Hi briles,

Without giving away the answer in the forums, I can say that you're on the right track. Password 6 is intentionally very difficult to crack - it looks like you just haven't tried the exact right combination of techniques yet. You may need to expand to searching for combinations of 4 things (e.g. the simplest case, word + word + word + word), and I think there are some other techniques not mentioned in your list (e.g. only capitalizing first letter of a word, aLtErNaTiNg capitals, etc).

Hope that helps!

Ben

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Re: Python Password Project

Postby bfinio » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:45 am

*update - I just checked, and while this project has been live on our site for 5 years, no one has correctly guessed password 6 yet. So if you do get it, you would be the first!

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Re: Python Password Project

Postby briles » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:55 pm

challenge accepted 8)


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