We explored a few options to crack PDF password on Linux in an earlier article. Crackq is a new open source python utility from Hashcrack to do the same. Only in this case the utility sends the block containing the encryption information to Hashcrask server and uses GPU-accelerated brute force against a massive dictionary of 6.3GB to crack the PDF. Continue reading Crackq: crack PDF passwords
Google drive has many useful apps which you can connect to do almost anything with your docs. To connect to an app do the following:
- Select any document
- Navigate to More ▸ Open with ▸ Connect more apps
- Search for the app name
- Press CONNECT
- This will take you back to the document list view
- To use the App select the file
- Navigate to More ▸ Open with and select the app name
- The rest of the procedure is self-explanatory
Here are some apps to manipulate PDFs:
- PDF Mergy : merge PDFs
- PDFzen Viewer & Editor : edit PDFs
- PDFSplit! : extract pages from a PDF
- PDFRotate! : rotate PDFs
- PDFUnlock! : unlock a PDF if you know the password
- PDFProtect! : password protect a PDF
PDFsam is a native graphical application to split merge PDF.
I was looking for some tools to crack or remove PDF passwords from an encrypted PDF file today. I googled for sometime and came across some native tools on Ubuntu as well as online websites which can be of help.
To start with, a brief on PDF passwords:
- User password – doesn’t let you view the file.
- Owner password – you can view the file but cannot print, copy contents etc.
The tools and site I found useful are:
- PDFCrack: uses a brute force approach to find the passwords. Quite flexible. Available in the default repos. To install on Ubuntu:
$ sudo apt-get install pdfcrack
- PDFtk: lets you create a decrypted version of the file if you provide the password. Available in synaptic. To install on Ubuntu:
$ sudo apt-get install pdftk
- Witwall – similar functionality as PDFtk, but online. No need to install anything.