alibaba42 wrote:Hello everyone,
I do realise that i'm a complete beginner but i have a question i was hoping someone here could answer.
i have a .exe file which is password protected and i have a clue about how the passwords are stored.
The password is not checked against a database online but seems to be within the file itself, based on this clue:
Run it to get your Group ID number. This is a number such as “-330” or “150” and so on. Do not skip the negative sign if it is there.
My PC ID number shown by Chromulator is ________ (needed to create a password for a successful installation)
my group id number is 0 for the file that i have, so i suspect there is a table with group id's and the corresponding passwords within the .exe. However, as far as i know there is no easy way to decompile an exe back into code, in order to find the passwords within it. It might also be some sort of algorithm which takes the group id and spews out a password, but i dont know.
So i guess my question is:
1) is there a way to decompile the file back into the code. I have opened the .exe in notepad and found wsprint in it, so that might give me a clue about the language its written in.
2) can i brute force this password? Since it could be letters, numbers and even other characters, wouldnt this take too long?
thank you all in advance
Hope this isnt a stupid question
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