It took over a week of pdfcrack running on my desktop, and it finally found the 6 character password that was set on a PDF
Before we changed from Kaiser to Blue Shield, I had Owen’s medical record produced for us. It was not cheap either, and it came with a password set on the PDF.
Well, I had saved the PDF to my google drive, but, I apparently did not unset the password. I had long since forgotten what it was, and I thought it would be fun to give pdfcrack a try.
pdfcrack ~/Downloads/Owen_Medical_History.pdf .... Average Speed: 53902.0 w/s. Current Word: 'ZPkm08' Average Speed: 53855.3 w/s. Current Word: 'F2Qq08' Average Speed: 53837.7 w/s. Current Word: 'E9mv08' Average Speed: 53776.1 w/s. Current Word: 'LWSz08' Average Speed: 53987.2 w/s. Current Word: 'YPpE08' Average Speed: 53841.8 w/s. Current Word: 'hYVI08' Average Speed: 54076.1 w/s. Current Word: 'aktN08' Average Speed: 53860.5 w/s. Current Word: 'wyZR08' Average Speed: 54039.2 w/s. Current Word: 'wIwW08' Average Speed: 53918.6 w/s. Current Word: 'Bf3008' found user-password: 'XXXXXX'
So there you have it, my little desktop at work:
Generated by SysInfo v1.0.1 by Daniel Gerzo CPU information Machine class: amd64 CPU Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz No. of Cores: 8 Cores per CPU: CPU usage statistics: CPU: 0.2% user, 0.4% nice, 0.1% system, 0.0% interrupt, 99.2% idle RAM information Memory information from dmidecode(8) Maximum Capacity: 32 GB Number Of Devices: 4 INFO: Run `dmidecode -t memory` to see further information. System memory summary Total real memory available: 16326 MB Logically used memory: 6465 MB Logically available memory: 9860 MB Swap information Device 512-blocks Used Avail Capacity /dev/label/swap0.eli 4095992 663M 1.3G 33%