The German programmer has been able to do this for years Stephen Thomas He cannot access his crypto assets. And it is in spite of him 7,002 Bitcoin in the meantime More than 200 million euros It will be helpful. Thomas obtained bitcoins in 2011, but then lost the password to his encrypted USB device Iron keyon which the cryptocurrency existed, was forgotten.
Now crypto experts want it Not encrypted He comes to the rescue. The organization says it has found a way to break Thomas’ USB stick. But it seems the programmer can’t help it. As Wired reported, it doesn’t edit the disc.
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Only two attempts left
It looks like Thomas has already done that 8 out of 10 possible passwords I tried it on his iron switch. Two more failed attempts and the money will be lost forever (Future Zone reported). The contents of the USB drive will then be permanently deleted.
However, Unciphered says he has one Secret technology It is developed to crack Ironkey passwords. This makes it possible to try an infinite number of passwords. The wand can be opened in this way with a simple brute force attack.
But Thomas continues to refuse Uniciphered’s help. The reason: He’s already working with other experts on recovering the stick, he told Wired, and wants to give them more time.
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