So nearly 20 years ago I created this self decrypting file (windows executable file that once run prompts you to enter a password) and burned it to a CD, honestly it’s probably a bunch of old source code I wrote when I was a teenager and thought I’d keep it super safe or some bs…
Anyway, flash forward to today and I find this old CD, with the file on it. Curiosity has taken hold and now I’m obsessed trying to get this thing open.
I tried every password I could remember using back then. Nothing.
The good news is that it pops a password dialogue box and asks for a password and it doesn’t seem to have a timeout, and it keeps asking for he right password.
So are there any ‘old-school’ password crackers (brute force) that will still brute-force a dialogue box, I seem to remember those from the 1990s a bit. OR better yet, is there anything that will take a PGP self decrypting file and brute force it using a list?
I of course searched the web with Google and kept coming up empty.