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We think it’s important to recognize which Tezos bakers chose to support the Dune Network, despite ample warnings and evidence (read this link for background) that it was a scam from the start. The integrity of Tezos bakers is important because they are the ones who vote and determine the future of the Tezos blockchain!

For those that are unaware, Dune network founders exit scammed already. The founders were caught offloading their holdings over-the-counter and that Telegram channel has closed and the OTC dealer stopped doing business with them.

Despite this, the below Tezos bakers continue to support this shady chain.


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In part 1, using a computer with Ubuntu and a NVIDIA RTX graphics card, we setup an environment for the John the Ripper password cracking tool to take advantage of OpenCL and the NVIDIA graphics card for high frequency password cracking.

In part 2, we learned about applying masks and using wordlists with rules in the event that you were confident enough in the characteristics of the lost password.

In part 3, we will present how we ended up cracking this smaller ICO wallet and how you can apply a similar strategy. …


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In part 1, we showed how to setup the required NVIDIA and OpenCL drivers. We then put John the Ripper to work cracking a Tezos ICO password using brute force. If you have a high-powered NVIDIA GPU and you chose a password of 6 characters or less, things are looking up!

The odds don’t look good if you picked more than 6 characters. If your XTZ objectively have enough value, it may be worth scaling a cracking solution like this one on the cloud. If you donated a smaller amount during the ICO, it may not be worth it (yet).

Fortunately, many businesses and individuals (you) have gravitated to creating passwords with certain length and formatting. …

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