I've gotten myself into A pickle. The Problem: A partial password to my Encrypted iPhone back up. The Solution: Write a simple bruteforce cracker to recover my pw. The Plan: -Learn Obj C on Xcode and possibly Interface builder (seems to be the way to go after reading the FAQ's) -practice practice practice go a little bit insane practice practice practice -debug debug debug go a little bit insane... -Recover pw! =) Expectations: -a simple GUI (would be helpful but not necessary) -ability to define variable and static value for each password character -able to interact with iTunes password prompt -read from a file of possible password characters -recognize and save successful character string I'm not asking for coding details or algorithms. I'm looking forward to figuring those out on my own. What I am asking for is any insight/advice you may have to offer. About me, contextual background info: I have a very basic understanding of programming fundamentals, if you count 2 years of QBasic in high school. Yes, there are other solutions, but I think this would be a fun project and I really don't want to reset my phone, pay for shady software, or compile someone else's program w/o the proper experience(fear of backdoors). I hope I'm not breaking any rules posting about pw cracking. I realize this may seem suspicious to the skeptical and cautious out there (i would be). So please feel free to message me privately if you have any questions or if you don't want to reply publicly. Again, any insight/advice you may have to offer is greatly appreciated. Thank you!