Howto Crack pdf File Password
Supports the standard security handler (revision 2 and 3) on all known PDF-versions
Supports cracking both owner and userpasswords
Both wordlists and bruteforcing the password is supported
Simple permutations (currently only trying first character as Upper Case)
Save/Load a running job
Optimised search for owner-password when user-password is known
Install pdfcrack in Ubuntu
sudo aptitude install pdfcrack
This will complete the installation.
pdfcrack -f filename [options]
-b, -- -bench -- Perform benchmark and exit.
-c, -- -charset=STRING -- Use the characters in STRING as charset.
-m, -- -maxpw=INTEGER -- Stop when reaching INTEGER as password length.
-n, -- -minpw=INTEGER -- Skip trying passwords shorter than INTEGER.
-l, -- -loadState=FILE -- Continue from the state saved in FILENAME.
-o, -- -owner -- Work with the ownerpassword.
-p, --password=STRING -- Uses STRING as userpassword to speed up breaking ownerpassword (implies -o).
-q, -- -quiet -- Run quietly.
-s, -- -permutate -- Try permutating the passwords (currently only supports switching
first character to uppercase).
-u, -- -user -- Work with the userpassword (default).
-v, -- -version -- Print version and exit.
-w, -- -wordlist=FILE -- Use FILE as source of passwords to try.
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