This is a good one...
Would be a nice coding challenge 😉 To do it nicely that is...
I built something similar to this once when I was trying to recover a lost password from an Excel spreadsheet (using ActiveX to open the spreadsheet with the new password).
It worked well, but the password was about 10 characters so I never manager to brute force it!
Will see if I can dig it up (prob not as it was at a previous employer...)
Hm, besides that the question itself sounds a bit like: "how do i implement a brute force algorithm using LabVIEW?", i have to ask:
Is the length of the string always equal to the number of possible characters?
i think it don't have to. 🙂
@Norbert B wrote:
... "how do i implement a brute force algorithm using LabVIEW?", i have to ask:
Do you think if this is the question, then we shouldn't help and he should write the code himself?? 😉
it is an attempt to break an encryption a friend has sent me. I suspect it is 6 characters long from a hint, i have tried 1 character to 5 by hand to no success, and i thought a program for six, seven etc... would be logical. i was then going to scan for a key word from the resultant decryption - but that bit i've already figured out how to do.
Six character will be fine for now, seven i hope can be made by expanding the program at a later date if needed.
i think it can be done by perhaps logical sequences,
IF A is used then character B is true for second character, if not A