Bitcoin Forum
October 19, 2018, 06:07:11 AM *
News: Make sure you are not using versions of Bitcoin Core other than 0.17.0 [Torrent], 0.16.3, 0.15.2, or 0.14.3. More info.
 
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Have I Been Robbed?  (Read 210 times)
marineralpha
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 6
Merit: 1


View Profile
September 12, 2018, 09:32:21 AM
Merited by OgNasty (1)
 #1

Hi Guys,

I have an old blockchain.info wallet and have tried to get into it using btcrecover.I tried to follow the instructions on the website but am not very 'tecchy' so I followed a guide which a guy had put on YouTube which was very helpful. After doing all the installs etc and having no joy only 'password search exhausted' I made a new account to check see if it actually worked and I still get 'password search exhausted' even though it's a known password and I have seen it in '--listpass'

Here is the guys video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMtW8vIHHek&t=1s

Now my instinct tells me that this guy is legit. He has been posting videos for a couple of years and still answers questions (he actually answered a couple of emails I sent him) to people on his videos etc.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

1539929231
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1539929231

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1539929231
Reply with quote  #2

1539929231
Report to moderator
1539929231
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1539929231

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1539929231
Reply with quote  #2

1539929231
Report to moderator
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
mocacinno
Legendary
*
Online Online

Activity: 1372
Merit: 1218


https://mocacinno.com


View Profile WWW
September 12, 2018, 09:34:34 AM
 #2

Hi Guys,

I have an old blockchain.info wallet and have tried to get into it using btcrecover.I tried to follow the instructions on the website but am not very 'tecchy' so I followed a guide which a guy had put on YouTube which was very helpful. After doing all the installs etc and having no joy only 'password search exhausted' I made a new account to check see if it actually worked and I still get 'password search exhausted' even though it's a known password and I have seen it in '--listpass'

Here is the guys video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMtW8vIHHek&t=1s

Now my instinct tells me that this guy is legit. He has been posting videos for a couple of years and still answers questions (he actually answered a couple of emails I sent him) to people on his videos etc.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.



Since the video is 13+ minutes, i haven't watched it... But...

As long as you cloned/downloaded btcrecover from https://github.com/gurnec/btcrecover and didn't enter your details on any other site exept blockchain.info or blockchain.com, everything should be ok. It's not because btcrecover can't find your password that you are "robbed", you've probably messed up somewhere while configuring btcrecover.

If you cloned/download btcrecover from somewhere else, or the video told you to enter any details on a website other than blockchain.info/blockchain.com and/or share any of those details with anybody else, it's possible you got scammed... But we'd need more info than your OP provided to determine if this was the case.

Do you know the addresses belonging to the wallet you want to recover? If you do, you can check the balance of these addresses on a block explorer (like blockchain.info) and see if any of the unspent outputs funding those addresses were spent since you tried recovering your wallet? If nothing moved, everything is fine... You just need to fine-tune btcrecover and find out where exactly you messed up.

nc50lc
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 378
Merit: 146


∙Self-proclaimed-Genius ㊙️


View Profile WWW
September 12, 2018, 10:19:36 AM
 #3

-snip-
Blockchain.info's Mnemonic phrase isn't an actual Bitcoin Seed, it is only usable as a backup using the site's UI or compatible APIs.
If you didn't heard the news, the sites domain changed into blockchain.com but still accessible using the old domain name.

If you wanted to recover the old wallet, you just have to restore it to their site using the "forgot-password button" for old wallet backups: https://login.blockchain.com/wallet/forgot-password
The page displays: "If you have a legacy wallet recovery mnemonic saved enter it below to view the password and login link."
You should be able to restore your wallet from there.

(っ◕‿◕)っ Newbies and Newbies at heart! Remember to Lock your Thread(s) after receiving enough replies/sufficient answers. 
FEELING GENEROUS?: 39EKeFj43inkH6Ctkosh9E7oskx3tvhSXi ∙ Do not buy non-mainstream ASICs at second-batch and onwards, you know the risk!
bob123
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 714
Merit: 592



View Profile WWW
September 12, 2018, 10:42:42 AM
 #4

If you want to use btcrecover to recover your blockchain.info password, you'll need the .json (usually named wallet.aes.json).
You can download this file using the download-blockchain-wallet.py (also inside btcrecover repository) if you know your wallet ID (and 2FA is disabled).

Without the file, you unfortunately can't use btcrecover to recover your password.

marineralpha
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 6
Merit: 1


View Profile
September 12, 2018, 12:50:02 PM
 #5

I have done a full uninstall and reinstall of all the software associated with btcrecover and I still get 'password search exhausted' on a token list which I know definitely contains my password (ran --listpass).

I just can't understand why?
bob123
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 714
Merit: 592



View Profile WWW
September 13, 2018, 12:00:38 PM
 #6

I just can't understand why?

Do you have a file to run the password search on ?
Or HOW are you trying to recover your online password with btcrecover ?

Reinstalling btcrecover won't help you there. It is running/working as expected.

marineralpha
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 6
Merit: 1


View Profile
September 27, 2018, 12:05:21 PM
 #7

I just can't understand why?

Do you have a file to run the password search on ?
Or HOW are you trying to recover your online password with btcrecover ?

Reinstalling btcrecover won't help you there. It is running/working as expected.

Yeah I have downloaded the .json file from blockchain.info

I agree that it seems to be running as expected but as I said it is not finding my password even though I have seen it right there in the --listpass.
mocacinno
Legendary
*
Online Online

Activity: 1372
Merit: 1218


https://mocacinno.com


View Profile WWW
September 27, 2018, 12:11:11 PM
 #8

Yeah I have downloaded the .json file from blockchain.info

I agree that it seems to be running as expected but as I said it is not finding my password even though I have seen it right there in the --listpass.

Just a dumb question, but you aren't using the --listpass argument when you actually try to bruteforce your password... Right?

Quote
If you'd just like to test your token file and/or chosen typos, you can use the --listpass option in place of the --wallet FILE option as demonstrated below. btcrecover will then list out all the passwords to the screen instead of actually testing them against a wallet file
source: https://github.com/gurnec/btcrecover/blob/master/TUTORIAL.md#btcrecover-tutorial

marineralpha
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 6
Merit: 1


View Profile
September 27, 2018, 12:57:24 PM
 #9

Just a dumb question, but you aren't using the --listpass argument when you actually try to bruteforce your password... Right?[/quote]

No mate. I have ran a brute force and got 'password search exhausted' but my password was in the list when running --listpass.
Kprawn
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1638
Merit: 1052


View Profile
September 27, 2018, 04:39:46 PM
 #10

What is the chances that the person helping you, already changed the password to something else? I know this might sound

stupid, but I am just adding another possible scenario to this discussion. The Mnemonic phrase will allow you to restore the

wallet, but the bitcoins on that wallet might be gone or just waiting to be exploited. I would not use that wallet anymore, if I

was you.  Roll Eyes

Signature space for Hire :->
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!