Genetic algorithms for brute forcing

published 04.06.2020 21:04

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Sometimes I feel I get really close to correct passwords either guessing or using profiling tools.

I don't know if some of you, when it comes to change the default or old passwords you just take your old one and change it a bit.

In any case recently I felt like hand-writing customized lists out of guessing on a text file was a poorly decision, so I decided to create a command that creates fitted guessing options from a fitting range using a genetic algorithm.

I created a gitlab repo in order to share it and I'd like to improve it, mostly because I know C++ might not be the best option and also because I'm open to suggestions, in general.

Example of use with a sample guessed password and the desired fitness 2: $ .

by Paula from dev.to

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