= wordPercentage52. This expression evaluates to a Boolean value that is stored in lettersMatch. 76. This means that if an English word is used to encrypt a Vigenère ciphertext, the ciphertext is vulnerable to a dictionary attack. Then we name the dictionary variable englishWords and set it to an empty dictionary. The attemptHackWithKeyLength() function does this when passed the ciphertext and the determined key length. But our detectEnglish module will have tens of thousands of items, and the expression word in ENGLISH_WORDS, which we’ll use in our code, will be evaluated many times when the isEnglish() function is called. Multiple key-value pairs are separated by commas. Now that we have possible lengths of the Vigenère key, we can use this information to decrypt the message one subkey at a time. Finally, the split() method on line 27 splits the string into individual words and stores them in a variable named possibleWords. If SILENT_MODE is False, line 195 prints the key that was created by the for loop on line 191: 194.         if not SILENT_MODE:195.             print('Attempting with key: %s' % (possibleKey)). A list of English frequency match scores is stored in a list in a variable named freqScores. When the range object returned from range(8) is passed to itertools.product(), along with 5 for the repeat keyword argument, it generates a list that has tuples of five values, integers ranging from 0 to 7. Computers just execute instructions one after another. But this is much better than brute-forcing through 26 × 26 × 26 × 26 (or 456,976) possible keys, our task had we not narrowed down the list of possible subkeys. Next, the for loop on line 88 loops over every sequence in seqFactors, storing it in a variable named seq on each iteration. However, the in operator executes on a very large dictionary value much faster than on a very large list. Each integer in the five-value tuples represents an index to allFreqScores. Must run as root! Cracking Codes walks you through several different methods of encoding messages with different ciphers using the Python programming language. In the interest of releasing the code sooner this requirement was kept. You’ll learn about this trick, which is called a one-time pad, in Chapter 21. If no arguments are passed for wordPercentage or letterPercentage, then the values assigned to these parameters will be their default arguments. The for loop on line 202 goes through each of the indexes in the ciphertext string, which, unlike ciphertextUp, has the original casing of the ciphertext. ", detectEnglish.isEnglish('Is this sentence English text? However, there is one trick that makes the Vigenère cipher mathematically impossible to break, no matter how powerful your computer or how clever your hacking program is. For example, the string value 'Hello cat MOOSE fsdkl ewpin' has five “words,” but only three are English. After we pass the integer matches to the float() function, it returns a float version of that number, which we divide by the length of the possibleWords list. If successful, the program prints the hacked message to the screen and copies it to the clipboard. To see how this list works, let’s create a hypothetical allFreqScores value in IDLE. dictionaryFile.close()19.     return englishWords20.21. These repeated sequences could be the same letters of plaintext encrypted using the same subkeys of the Vigenère key. To calculate the percentage of English words in this string, you divide the number of English words by the total number of words and multiply the result by 100. Passing 'ABC' and the integer 4 for the repeat keyword argument to itertools.product() returns an itertools product object ➊ that, when converted to a list, has tuples of four values with every possible combination of 'A', 'B', and 'C'. We’ll first use the dictionary attack to hack the Vigenère cipher. HE WAS HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF COMPUTERSCIENCE, PROVIDING A FORMALISATION OF THE CONEnter D for done, or just press Enter to continue hacking:> dCopying hacked message to clipboard:Alan Mathison Turing was a British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, andcomputer scientist. If it is, lines 46 to 52 calculate the spacing and add it to the seqSpacings dictionary. We’ll store all the words in the dictionary file (the file that stores the English words) in a dictionary value (the Python data type). LETTERS_AND_SPACE = UPPERLETTERS + UPPERLETTERS.lower() + ' \t\n'12.13. As you can see, all the values in eggs (1, 2, and 3) are appended to spam as discrete items. You can then use eggs to change the original dictionary value associated with the 'hello' string key to 99. The int() function can turn the floats 42.0 and 42.7 into integers by truncating their decimal values, or it can turn a string value '42' into an integer. If the hacking fails, the function returns None. You can use the in operator to see whether a certain key exists in a dictionary. Anyways, we also had to create a password cracker using a dictionary file. Answers to the practice questions can be found on the book’s website at https://www.nostarch.com/crackingcodes/. 60. Such a combination of items is called a Cartesian product, which is where the function gets its name. On the next iteration, it finds sequences exactly four letters long, and then five letters long. This chapter also introduced the split() method, which can split strings into a list of strings, and the NoneType data type, which has only one value: None. 36. None is a type of value that you can assign to a variable to represent the lack of a value. By just looking at the repeated sequences, you can figure out the length of the key. If we guessed the correct key length, each of the four strings we created in the previous section would have been encrypted with one subkey. Remember that we’re relying on the dictionary file to be accurate and complete for the detectEnglish module to work correctly. 29.     if possibleWords == []:30.         return 0.0 # No words at all, so return 0.0. # Determine the most likely letters for each letter in the key:157.     ciphertextUp = ciphertext.upper(). We need to do this for every index up to the last three characters, which is the index equivalent to len(message) – seqLen. The seqSpacings dictionary is returned from findRepeatSequencesSpacings() on line 53: Now that you’ve seen how the program performs the first step of the Kasiski examination by finding repeated sequences in the ciphertext and counting the number of letters between them, let’s look at how the program conducts the next step of the Kasiski examination. Before we can figure out what the possible subkeys are for a ciphertext, we need to know how many subkeys there are. A Python dictionary value can contain multiple other values. The only way return float(matches) / len(possibleWords) would lead to a divide-by-zero error is if len(possibleWords) evaluated to 0. The program will then declare a list called word_order, used to determine the order of starting letters for parsing the word list. On the first iteration of the loop, the code finds sequences that are exactly three letters long. Continuing with the ROSEBUD example, this means that we only need to check 47, or 16,384, possible keys, which is a huge improvement over 8 billion possible keys! 85. Previously, we used the transposition file cipher to encrypt and decrypt entire files, but we haven’t tried writing a brute-force program to hack the cipher yet. We’ll search through the message for repeats of that slice using the for loop on line 44. The isEnglish() function can check for both of these issues in a given string. 1. Lines 10 and 11 set up a few variables as constants, which are in uppercase. Note that this program uses the readlines() method on file objects returned from open(): Unlike the read() method, which returns the full contents of the file as a single string, the readlines() method returns a list of strings, where each string is a single line from the file. If the list is very large, Python must search through numerous items, a process that can take a lot of time. If you use append() again to add 'eels' to the end of the list, eggs now returns 'hovercraft' followed by 'eels'. def kasiskiExamination(ciphertext):112. 1. The float(), int(), and str() functions and integer division. This is returned from the function findRepeatSequencesSpacings() as a dictionary with the sequence strings as its keys and a list with the spacings as integers as its values. # Vigenere Cipher Hacker  2. To retrieve a value from a dictionary nested within another dictionary, you first specify the key of the larger data set you want to access using square brackets, which is 'fizz' in this example. The dictionary file dictionary.txt (available on this book’s website at https://www.nostarch.com/crackingcodes/) has approximately 45,000 English words. To get a percentage from this float, multiply it by 100. You can download this from 9. If you want to add a new item, use indexing with a new key. Line 245 starts a for loop that calls attemptHackWithKeyLength() for each value of keyLength (which ranges from 1 to MAX_KEY_LENGTH) as long as it’s not in allLikelyKeyLengths. Recall that when range() is passed two arguments, the range goes up to, but not including, the second argument. By increasing this value, the hacking program tries many more keys, which you might need to do if the freqAnalysis.englishFreqMatchScore() was inaccurate for the original plaintext message, but this also causes the program to slow down. The following example code shows two variables with references to the same dictionary: >>> spam = {'hello': 42}>>> eggs = spam>>> eggs['hello'] = 99>>> eggs{'hello': 99}>>> spam{'hello': 99}. 75. Enter the following code into the interactive shell to see how to use the len() function to count items in a dictionary: >>> spam = {}>>> len(spam)0>>> spam['name'] = 'Al'>>> spam['pet'] = 'Zophie the cat'>>> spam['age'] = 89>>> len(spam)3. Recall that the kasiskiExamination() function isn’t guaranteed to return the actual length of the Vigenère key but rather a list of several possible lengths sorted in order of most likely to least likely key length. 52.     numLetters = len(removeNonLetters(message))53.     messageLettersPercentage = float(numLetters) / len(message) * 10054.     lettersMatch = messageLettersPercentage >= letterPercentage. This list shows that in the seqFactors dictionary that was passed to getMostCommonFactors(), the factor 3 occurred 556 times, the factor 2 occurred 541 times, the factor 6 occurred 529 times, and so on. Enter the following into the interactive shell to see an example: >>> spam = ['cat', 'dog', 'mouse']>>> eggs = [1, 2, 3]>>> spam.extend(eggs)>>> spam['cat', 'dog', 'mouse', 1, 2, 3]. Any repeated list values are removed when a list is converted to a set. Now both variables, eggs and spam, should return the same dictionary key-value pair with the updated value. # Use a regular expression to remove non-letters from the message:145.     message = NONLETTERS_PATTERN.sub('', message.upper())146.147.     i = nth - 1148.     letters = []149.     while i < len(message):150.         letters.append(message[i])151.         i += keyLength152. Table 20-3 shows the combined strings of the bolded letters for each iteration. - Code (and hack!) # Use i + 1 so the first letter is not called the "0th" letter:181.             print('Possible letters for letter %s of the key: ' % (i + 1),                   end='')182.             for freqScore in allFreqScores[i]:183.                 print('%s ' % freqScore[0], end='')184.             print() # Print a newline.185.186. Enter the following into the interactive shell to see what happens when lists and objects like lists are passed to this function: >>> import itertools>>> list(itertools.product(range(8), repeat=5))[(0, 0, 0, 0, 0), (0, 0, 0, 0, 1), (0, 0, 0, 0, 2), (0, 0, 0, 0, 3), (0, 0, 0,0, 4), (0, 0, 0, 0, 5), (0, 0, 0, 0, 6), (0, 0, 0, 0, 7), (0, 0, 0, 1, 0), (0,0, 0, 1, 1), (0, 0, 0, 1, 2), (0, 0, 0, 1, 3), (0, 0, 0, 1, 4),--snip--(7, 7, 7, 6, 6), (7, 7, 7, 6, 7), (7, 7, 7, 7, 0), (7, 7, 7, 7, 1), (7, 7, 7,7, 2), (7, 7, 7, 7, 3), (7, 7, 7, 7, 4), (7, 7, 7, 7, 5), (7, 7, 7, 7, 6), (7,7, 7, 7, 7)]. Hacking the Vigenère cipher requires you to follow several detailed steps. Cracking Codes with Python is the 2nd edition of the previously-titled book, Hacking Secret Ciphers with Python. Next, we build a string by appending the letter strings to a list and then use join() to merge the list into a single string: 147.     i = nth - 1148.     letters = []149.     while i < len(message):150.         letters.append(message[i])151.         i += keyLength152. A value of 0.0 means none of the words in message are English words, and 1.0 means all of the words in message are English words. # Instead of typing this ciphertext out, you can copy & paste it 16. # Determine what the sequence is and store it in seq: 41.             seq = message[seqStart:seqStart + seqLen] 42. # Sort the list by the factor count:106.     factorsByCount.sort(key=getItemAtIndexOne, reverse=True)107.108.     return factorsByCount109.110.111. ('D', 4), ('G', 4), ('H', 4)], [('I', 11), ('V', 4), ('X', 4), ('B', 3)]. The extend() list method can add values to the end of a list, similar to the append() list method. On the first iteration, line 45 compares 'KMA' to seq, then 'MAZ' to seq on the next iteration, then 'AZU' to seq on the next, and so on. Otherwise, it might look like the user answered the question when they didn’t. 49. NUM_MOST_FREQ_LETTERS = 4 # Attempt this many letters per subkey. Let’s look at the source code for a program that uses a dictionary attack to hack the Vigenère cipher. Line 108 returns the sorted list in factorsByCount, which should indicate which factors appear most frequently and therefore are most likely to be the Vigenère key lengths. The downside of not printing information is that you won’t know how the program is doing until it has completely finished running. Because the getItemAtIndexOne function is passed for the key keyword argument and True is passed for the reverse keyword argument, the list is sorted by the factor counts in descending order. "Cracking Codes with Python" also shows how to: Combine loops, variables, and flow control statements into real working programs; Use dictionary files to instantly detect whether decrypted messages are valid English or gibberish; Create test programs to make sure that your code encrypts and decrypts correctly; Code (and hack!) Although we now have the ability to find the likely key lengths the message was encrypted with, we need to be able to separate letters from the message that were encrypted with the same subkey. Make sure the detectEnglish.py, freqAnalysis.py, vigenereCipher.py, and pyperclip.py files are in the same directory as the vigenereHacker.py file. For example, if getUsefulFactors() was passed 9 for the num parameter, then 9 % 3 == 0 would be True and both i and otherFactor would have been appended to factors. Doing so should reveal that the key to the “PPQCA XQVEKG…” ciphertext is WICK. The for loop at the beginning of the line iterates over each word to store each one in a key. There is no first or last item in a dictionary as there is in a list. The factors of 9 are 9, 3, and 1. Doing so ensures that regular division will be performed no matter which version of Python is used. Because the key is cycled through to encrypt the plaintext, a key length of 4 would mean that starting from the first letter, every fourth letter in the ciphertext is encrypted using the first subkey, every fourth letter starting from the second letter of the plaintext is encrypted using the second subkey, and so on. (Recall that the >= comparison operator evaluates expressions to a Boolean value.) # Compile a list of seqLen-letter sequences found in the message: 37.     seqSpacings = {} # Keys are sequences; values are lists of int spacings. 32.     matches = 033.     for word in possibleWords:34.         if word in ENGLISH_WORDS:35.             matches += 1. Next, we find every fourth letter starting with the second letter: Then we do the same starting with the third letter and fourth letter until we reach the length of the subkey we’re testing. # factorsByCount has a value like [(3, 497), (2, 487), ...].103.             factorsByCount.append( (factor, factorCounts[factor]) ). So, we are applying brute force attack here with the help of while loop in python. Enter the following code into the file editor, and then save it as vigenereDictionaryHacker.py. (No programming experience required!). Run the following code in the interactive shell: >>> import freqAnalysis, vigenereCipher>>> for subkey in 'ABCDEFGHJIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ':...   decryptedMessage = vigenereCipher.decryptMessage(subkey,         'PAEBABANZIAHAKDXAAAKIU')...   print(subkey, decryptedMessage,         freqAnalysis.englishFreqMatchScore(decryptedMessage))...A PAEBABANZIAHAKDXAAAKIU 2B OZDAZAZMYHZGZJCWZZZJHT 1--snip--, Table 20-4: English Frequency Match Score for Each Decryption. To try retrieving values from a dictionary using keys, enter the following into the interactive shell: >>> spam = {'key1': 'This is a value', 'key2': 42}>>> spam['key1']'This is a value'. If we’re unable to crack this ciphertext, we can try again assuming the key length is 2 or 8. Now that we’ve written a program that hacks the Vigenère cipher using a dictionary attack, let’s look at how to hack the Vigenère cipher even when the key is a random group of letters rather than a dictionary word. Line 118 starts with an empty dictionary in seqFactors. The ciphertext is passed to the hackVigenere() function, which either returns the decrypted string if the hack is successful or the None value if the hack fails. The hacking code works only on uppercase letters, but we want to return any decrypted string with its original casing, so we need to preserve the original string. #   import detectEnglish 6. To use a for statement to iterate over the keys in a dictionary, start with the for keyword. This dictionary has an existing dictionary string value 'hello' associated with the key 42. The subkey in possibleKey is only one letter, but the string in nthLetters is made up of only the letters from message that would have been encrypted with that subkey if the code has determined the key length correctly. To pull out the letters from a ciphertext that were encrypted with the same subkey, we need to write a function that can create a string using the 1st, 2nd, or nth letters of a message. # https://www.nostarch.com/crackingcodes/.)10. Free shipping for many products! Freq. Instead of typing out all the uppercase and lowercase letters, we just concatenate UPPERLETTERS with the lowercase letters returned by UPPERLETTERS.lower() and the additional non-letter characters. 11. 174.         freqScores.sort(key=getItemAtIndexOne, reverse=True). First, an empty list is stored in allFreqScores on line 160, which will store the frequency match scores returned by freqAnalysis.englishFreqMatchScore(): 160.     allFreqScores = []161.     for nth in range(1, mostLikelyKeyLength + 1):162.         nthLetters = getNthSubkeysLetters(nth, mostLikelyKeyLength,               ciphertextUp). Next, you’ll learn how to use the itertools.product() function to generate every possible combination of subkeys to brute-force. This suggests that the key used for this ciphertext is 13 letters long. 125.     factorsByCount = getMostCommonFactors(seqFactors). for subkey in 'ABCDEFGHJIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ': decryptedMessage = vigenereCipher.decryptMessage(subkey, {'VRA': [8, 24, 32], 'AZU': [48], 'YBN': [8]}, spam = list(set([2, 2, 2, 'cats', 2, 2])), list(itertools.product(range(8), repeat=5)). As you can see, entering print(k, spam[k]) returns each key in the dictionary along with its corresponding value. Using dictionary values speeds up this process when handling a large number of items. 176.         allFreqScores.append(freqScores[:NUM_MOST_FREQ_LETTERS]). The for loop on line 38 checks whether each sequence repeats by finding the sequences in message and calculating the spacings between repeated sequences: 38.     for seqLen in range(3, 6): 39.         for seqStart in range(len(message) - seqLen): 40. What for loop code would print the values in the following spam dictionary? Recent update by Rexos - major code clean up and slight speed increase. If a certain number of the substrings are English words, we’ll identify that text as English. "Whether it's flobulllar in the mind to quarfalog the slings andarrows of outrageous guuuuuuuuur. For this example, let’s assume that the key length is 4. 10. Because the dictionary file has one word per line, splitting on newline characters returns a list value made up of each word in the dictionary file. Otherwise, the lowercase form of decryptedText[i] is appended. Today we will see a basic program which is basically a hint to brute force attack to crack passwords. The for loop on line 39 loops through every index up to len(message) – seqLen and assigns the current index to start the substring slice to the variable seqStart. # 18, 23, 36, 46, 69, 92, 138, 207], 'ALW': [2, 3, 4, 6, ...], ...}. # https://www.nostarch.com/crackingcodes/.)10. Also, the words it produces will often be random and not found in a dictionary of English words. # https://www.nostarch.com/crackingcodes/ (BSD Licensed)  3. In lists, we use an integer index to retrieve items in the list, such as spam[42]. If possibleWords were set to the empty list, the program execution would never get past line 30, so we can be confident that line 36 won’t cause a ZeroDivisionError. A dictionary attack involves trying to repeatedly login by trying a number of combinations included in a precompiled 'dictionary', or list of combinations. You can download this from 9. Many thanks to purplex for testing the program and helping to clean the code, and to 2laXt3rmn8r for testing the program and compiling the wordlist. If we assume the value in the mostLikelyKeyLength is the correct key length, the hacking algorithm calls getNthSubkeysLetters() for each subkey and then brute-forces through the 26 possible letters to find the one that produces decrypted text whose letter frequency most closely matches the letter frequency of English for that subkey. # Append the spacing distance between the repeated 51. decryptedText = vigenereCipher.decryptMessage(word, ciphertext)26.         if detectEnglish.isEnglish(decryptedText, wordPercentage=40):27. # Vigenere Cipher Hacker  2. It starts by getting the likely key lengths with kasiskiExamination(): 223. def hackVigenere(ciphertext):224. Password Cracker in Python. A good wordlist, also called a dictionary, is an essential part of password recovery. The similar names are unfortunate, but the two are completely different. # seqFactors keys are sequences; values are lists of factors of the 86. 9. # put them in allLikelyKeyLengths so that they are easier to129. This is usually faster than a brute force attack because the combinations of letters and numbers have already been computed, saving you time and computing power. Proceed to next step. However, lines 29 and 30 specifically check for this case and return 0.0 if the list is empty. # in the ciphertext. If a word isn’t in the dictionary text file, it won’t be counted as English, even if it’s a real word. 4. The dictionary data type is useful because it can contain multiple values just as a list does. 81. def getMostCommonFactors(seqFactors): 82. The first list value holds the tuples for the top three highest matching subkeys for the first subkey of the full Vigenère key. # Look for this sequence in the rest of the message: 44.             for i in range(seqStart + seqLen, len(message) - seqLen): 45.                 if message[i:i + seqLen] == seq: The for loop on line 44 is inside the for loop on line 39 and sets i to be the indexes of every possible sequence of length seqLen in message. You select dictionary-attack by changing the mode variable to 'dictionary'. But we don’t need values associated with the keys since we’re using the dictionary data type, so we’ll just store the None value for each key. 49. Doing this, you would get the sequences shown in Figure 20-2. Using this information, we’ll form strings from the ciphertext of the letters that have been encrypted by the same subkey. After a while, Waterhouse (now wearing his cryptoanalyst hat, searching for meaning midst apparent randomness, his neural circuits exploiting the redundancies in the signal) realizes that the man is speaking heavily accented English.—Neal Stephenson, Cryptonomicon. I’ll provide you with a dictionary file to use, so we just need to write the isEnglish() function that checks whether the substrings in the message are in the dictionary file. The transposition file cipher is an improvement over the Caesar cipher because it can have hundreds or thousands of possible keys for messages instead of just 26 different keys. '.split(), 'helloXXXworldXXXhowXXXareXXyou? Password Cracker in Python. Many books teach beginners how to write secret messages using ciphers. Open a new file editor window by selecting File▸New File. If SILENT_MODE were set to True, the code in the if statement’s block would be skipped. # These inner lists are the freqScores lists:160.     allFreqScores = []161.     for nth in range(1, mostLikelyKeyLength + 1):162.         nthLetters = getNthSubkeysLetters(nth, mostLikelyKeyLength,               ciphertextUp)163.164. GitHub Gist: instantly share code, notes, and snippets. Note that these scores are low in general because there isn’t enough ciphertext to give us a large sample of text, but they work well enough for this example. When you define functions, you can give some of the parameters default arguments. To do this, we’ll create the getUsefulFactors() function, which takes a num parameter and returns a list of only those factors that meet this criteria. # (See getMostCommonFactors() for a description of seqFactors.)118. Cracking Codes with Python teaches complete beginners how to program in the Python programming language. Then the for loop on line 98 goes through each of the factors in factorCounts and appends this (factor, factorCounts[factor]) tuple to the factorsByCount list only if the factor is less than or equal to MAX_KEY_LENGTH. As you learned in Chapter 5, constants are variables whose values should never be changed after they’re set. The kasiskiExamination() function on line 111 returns a list of the most likely key lengths for the given ciphertext argument. # First, we need to do Kasiski examination to figure out what the225. 10. # in the key:188.     for indexes in itertools.product(range(NUM_MOST_FREQ_LETTERS),           repeat=mostLikelyKeyLength):189. 38.     for seqLen in range(3, 6): 39.         for seqStart in range(len(message) - seqLen): 40. This dictionary has strings of sequences as its keys and a list of integer factors as the value of each key. We can reassign a new string value 'goodbye' to that key using spam[42] = 'goodbye'. The value True is passed for the reverse keyword argument to sort in descending order. Table 20-3: Strings of Every Fourth Letter. 13. The expression message[i:i + seqLen] on line 45 evaluates to a substring of message, which is compared to seq to check whether the substring is a repeat of seq. To prevent duplicate numbers, we can pass the list to set(), which returns a list as a set data type. But the factors of the spacings are more important than the spacings. That’s the full Vigenère hacking program. For example, when we try to access the dictionary with the key 42, we get the new value associated with it. The dictionaryFile variable stores the file object of the opened file. # Goes through the message and finds any 3- to 5-letter sequences 30. SILENT_MODE = False # If set to True, program doesn't print anything. 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The wacker.py script makes use of a few f-strings among other python3-isms. Let’s look at the steps involved in Kasiski examination. The for loop on line 131 iterates over each of the tuples in factorsByCount and appends the tuple’s index 0 item to the end of allLikelyKeyLengths. Python 3 program for dictionary attacks on password hashes Written by Dan Boxall, aka "apex123". Table 20-1: Encrypting THEDOGANDTHECAT with Two Different Keys. What percentage of words in this sentence are valid English words? Since there is one word in each line of the dictionary file, the words variable contains a list of every English word from Aarhus to Zurich. # (not punctuation or numbers).51.     wordsMatch = getEnglishCount(message) * 100 >= wordPercentage52. This expression evaluates to a Boolean value that is stored in lettersMatch. 76. This means that if an English word is used to encrypt a Vigenère ciphertext, the ciphertext is vulnerable to a dictionary attack. Then we name the dictionary variable englishWords and set it to an empty dictionary. The attemptHackWithKeyLength() function does this when passed the ciphertext and the determined key length. But our detectEnglish module will have tens of thousands of items, and the expression word in ENGLISH_WORDS, which we’ll use in our code, will be evaluated many times when the isEnglish() function is called. Multiple key-value pairs are separated by commas. Now that we have possible lengths of the Vigenère key, we can use this information to decrypt the message one subkey at a time. Finally, the split() method on line 27 splits the string into individual words and stores them in a variable named possibleWords. If SILENT_MODE is False, line 195 prints the key that was created by the for loop on line 191: 194.         if not SILENT_MODE:195.             print('Attempting with key: %s' % (possibleKey)). A list of English frequency match scores is stored in a list in a variable named freqScores. When the range object returned from range(8) is passed to itertools.product(), along with 5 for the repeat keyword argument, it generates a list that has tuples of five values, integers ranging from 0 to 7. Computers just execute instructions one after another. But this is much better than brute-forcing through 26 × 26 × 26 × 26 (or 456,976) possible keys, our task had we not narrowed down the list of possible subkeys. Next, the for loop on line 88 loops over every sequence in seqFactors, storing it in a variable named seq on each iteration. However, the in operator executes on a very large dictionary value much faster than on a very large list. Each integer in the five-value tuples represents an index to allFreqScores. Must run as root! Cracking Codes walks you through several different methods of encoding messages with different ciphers using the Python programming language. In the interest of releasing the code sooner this requirement was kept. You’ll learn about this trick, which is called a one-time pad, in Chapter 21. If no arguments are passed for wordPercentage or letterPercentage, then the values assigned to these parameters will be their default arguments. The for loop on line 202 goes through each of the indexes in the ciphertext string, which, unlike ciphertextUp, has the original casing of the ciphertext. ", detectEnglish.isEnglish('Is this sentence English text? However, there is one trick that makes the Vigenère cipher mathematically impossible to break, no matter how powerful your computer or how clever your hacking program is. For example, the string value 'Hello cat MOOSE fsdkl ewpin' has five “words,” but only three are English. After we pass the integer matches to the float() function, it returns a float version of that number, which we divide by the length of the possibleWords list. If successful, the program prints the hacked message to the screen and copies it to the clipboard. To see how this list works, let’s create a hypothetical allFreqScores value in IDLE. dictionaryFile.close()19.     return englishWords20.21. These repeated sequences could be the same letters of plaintext encrypted using the same subkeys of the Vigenère key. To calculate the percentage of English words in this string, you divide the number of English words by the total number of words and multiply the result by 100. Passing 'ABC' and the integer 4 for the repeat keyword argument to itertools.product() returns an itertools product object ➊ that, when converted to a list, has tuples of four values with every possible combination of 'A', 'B', and 'C'. We’ll first use the dictionary attack to hack the Vigenère cipher. HE WAS HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF COMPUTERSCIENCE, PROVIDING A FORMALISATION OF THE CONEnter D for done, or just press Enter to continue hacking:> dCopying hacked message to clipboard:Alan Mathison Turing was a British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, andcomputer scientist. If it is, lines 46 to 52 calculate the spacing and add it to the seqSpacings dictionary. We’ll store all the words in the dictionary file (the file that stores the English words) in a dictionary value (the Python data type). LETTERS_AND_SPACE = UPPERLETTERS + UPPERLETTERS.lower() + ' \t\n'12.13. As you can see, all the values in eggs (1, 2, and 3) are appended to spam as discrete items. You can then use eggs to change the original dictionary value associated with the 'hello' string key to 99. The int() function can turn the floats 42.0 and 42.7 into integers by truncating their decimal values, or it can turn a string value '42' into an integer. If the hacking fails, the function returns None. You can use the in operator to see whether a certain key exists in a dictionary. Anyways, we also had to create a password cracker using a dictionary file. Answers to the practice questions can be found on the book’s website at https://www.nostarch.com/crackingcodes/. 60. Such a combination of items is called a Cartesian product, which is where the function gets its name. On the next iteration, it finds sequences exactly four letters long, and then five letters long. This chapter also introduced the split() method, which can split strings into a list of strings, and the NoneType data type, which has only one value: None. 36. None is a type of value that you can assign to a variable to represent the lack of a value. By just looking at the repeated sequences, you can figure out the length of the key. If we guessed the correct key length, each of the four strings we created in the previous section would have been encrypted with one subkey. Remember that we’re relying on the dictionary file to be accurate and complete for the detectEnglish module to work correctly. 29.     if possibleWords == []:30.         return 0.0 # No words at all, so return 0.0. # Determine the most likely letters for each letter in the key:157.     ciphertextUp = ciphertext.upper(). We need to do this for every index up to the last three characters, which is the index equivalent to len(message) – seqLen. The seqSpacings dictionary is returned from findRepeatSequencesSpacings() on line 53: Now that you’ve seen how the program performs the first step of the Kasiski examination by finding repeated sequences in the ciphertext and counting the number of letters between them, let’s look at how the program conducts the next step of the Kasiski examination. Before we can figure out what the possible subkeys are for a ciphertext, we need to know how many subkeys there are. A Python dictionary value can contain multiple other values. The only way return float(matches) / len(possibleWords) would lead to a divide-by-zero error is if len(possibleWords) evaluated to 0. The program will then declare a list called word_order, used to determine the order of starting letters for parsing the word list. On the first iteration of the loop, the code finds sequences that are exactly three letters long. Continuing with the ROSEBUD example, this means that we only need to check 47, or 16,384, possible keys, which is a huge improvement over 8 billion possible keys! 85. Previously, we used the transposition file cipher to encrypt and decrypt entire files, but we haven’t tried writing a brute-force program to hack the cipher yet. We’ll search through the message for repeats of that slice using the for loop on line 44. The isEnglish() function can check for both of these issues in a given string. 1. Lines 10 and 11 set up a few variables as constants, which are in uppercase. Note that this program uses the readlines() method on file objects returned from open(): Unlike the read() method, which returns the full contents of the file as a single string, the readlines() method returns a list of strings, where each string is a single line from the file. If the list is very large, Python must search through numerous items, a process that can take a lot of time. If you use append() again to add 'eels' to the end of the list, eggs now returns 'hovercraft' followed by 'eels'. def kasiskiExamination(ciphertext):112. 1. The float(), int(), and str() functions and integer division. This is returned from the function findRepeatSequencesSpacings() as a dictionary with the sequence strings as its keys and a list with the spacings as integers as its values. # Vigenere Cipher Hacker  2. To retrieve a value from a dictionary nested within another dictionary, you first specify the key of the larger data set you want to access using square brackets, which is 'fizz' in this example. The dictionary file dictionary.txt (available on this book’s website at https://www.nostarch.com/crackingcodes/) has approximately 45,000 English words. To get a percentage from this float, multiply it by 100. You can download this from 9. If you want to add a new item, use indexing with a new key. Line 245 starts a for loop that calls attemptHackWithKeyLength() for each value of keyLength (which ranges from 1 to MAX_KEY_LENGTH) as long as it’s not in allLikelyKeyLengths. Recall that when range() is passed two arguments, the range goes up to, but not including, the second argument. By increasing this value, the hacking program tries many more keys, which you might need to do if the freqAnalysis.englishFreqMatchScore() was inaccurate for the original plaintext message, but this also causes the program to slow down. The following example code shows two variables with references to the same dictionary: >>> spam = {'hello': 42}>>> eggs = spam>>> eggs['hello'] = 99>>> eggs{'hello': 99}>>> spam{'hello': 99}. 75. Enter the following code into the interactive shell to see how to use the len() function to count items in a dictionary: >>> spam = {}>>> len(spam)0>>> spam['name'] = 'Al'>>> spam['pet'] = 'Zophie the cat'>>> spam['age'] = 89>>> len(spam)3. Recall that the kasiskiExamination() function isn’t guaranteed to return the actual length of the Vigenère key but rather a list of several possible lengths sorted in order of most likely to least likely key length. 52.     numLetters = len(removeNonLetters(message))53.     messageLettersPercentage = float(numLetters) / len(message) * 10054.     lettersMatch = messageLettersPercentage >= letterPercentage. This list shows that in the seqFactors dictionary that was passed to getMostCommonFactors(), the factor 3 occurred 556 times, the factor 2 occurred 541 times, the factor 6 occurred 529 times, and so on. Enter the following into the interactive shell to see an example: >>> spam = ['cat', 'dog', 'mouse']>>> eggs = [1, 2, 3]>>> spam.extend(eggs)>>> spam['cat', 'dog', 'mouse', 1, 2, 3]. Any repeated list values are removed when a list is converted to a set. Now both variables, eggs and spam, should return the same dictionary key-value pair with the updated value. # Use a regular expression to remove non-letters from the message:145.     message = NONLETTERS_PATTERN.sub('', message.upper())146.147.     i = nth - 1148.     letters = []149.     while i < len(message):150.         letters.append(message[i])151.         i += keyLength152. Table 20-3 shows the combined strings of the bolded letters for each iteration. - Code (and hack!) # Use i + 1 so the first letter is not called the "0th" letter:181.             print('Possible letters for letter %s of the key: ' % (i + 1),                   end='')182.             for freqScore in allFreqScores[i]:183.                 print('%s ' % freqScore[0], end='')184.             print() # Print a newline.185.186. Enter the following into the interactive shell to see what happens when lists and objects like lists are passed to this function: >>> import itertools>>> list(itertools.product(range(8), repeat=5))[(0, 0, 0, 0, 0), (0, 0, 0, 0, 1), (0, 0, 0, 0, 2), (0, 0, 0, 0, 3), (0, 0, 0,0, 4), (0, 0, 0, 0, 5), (0, 0, 0, 0, 6), (0, 0, 0, 0, 7), (0, 0, 0, 1, 0), (0,0, 0, 1, 1), (0, 0, 0, 1, 2), (0, 0, 0, 1, 3), (0, 0, 0, 1, 4),--snip--(7, 7, 7, 6, 6), (7, 7, 7, 6, 7), (7, 7, 7, 7, 0), (7, 7, 7, 7, 1), (7, 7, 7,7, 2), (7, 7, 7, 7, 3), (7, 7, 7, 7, 4), (7, 7, 7, 7, 5), (7, 7, 7, 7, 6), (7,7, 7, 7, 7)]. Hacking the Vigenère cipher requires you to follow several detailed steps. Cracking Codes with Python is the 2nd edition of the previously-titled book, Hacking Secret Ciphers with Python. Next, we build a string by appending the letter strings to a list and then use join() to merge the list into a single string: 147.     i = nth - 1148.     letters = []149.     while i < len(message):150.         letters.append(message[i])151.         i += keyLength152. A value of 0.0 means none of the words in message are English words, and 1.0 means all of the words in message are English words. # Instead of typing this ciphertext out, you can copy & paste it 16. # Determine what the sequence is and store it in seq: 41.             seq = message[seqStart:seqStart + seqLen] 42. # Sort the list by the factor count:106.     factorsByCount.sort(key=getItemAtIndexOne, reverse=True)107.108.     return factorsByCount109.110.111. ('D', 4), ('G', 4), ('H', 4)], [('I', 11), ('V', 4), ('X', 4), ('B', 3)]. The extend() list method can add values to the end of a list, similar to the append() list method. On the first iteration, line 45 compares 'KMA' to seq, then 'MAZ' to seq on the next iteration, then 'AZU' to seq on the next, and so on. Otherwise, it might look like the user answered the question when they didn’t. 49. NUM_MOST_FREQ_LETTERS = 4 # Attempt this many letters per subkey. Let’s look at the source code for a program that uses a dictionary attack to hack the Vigenère cipher. Line 108 returns the sorted list in factorsByCount, which should indicate which factors appear most frequently and therefore are most likely to be the Vigenère key lengths. The downside of not printing information is that you won’t know how the program is doing until it has completely finished running. Because the getItemAtIndexOne function is passed for the key keyword argument and True is passed for the reverse keyword argument, the list is sorted by the factor counts in descending order. "Cracking Codes with Python" also shows how to: Combine loops, variables, and flow control statements into real working programs; Use dictionary files to instantly detect whether decrypted messages are valid English or gibberish; Create test programs to make sure that your code encrypts and decrypts correctly; Code (and hack!) Although we now have the ability to find the likely key lengths the message was encrypted with, we need to be able to separate letters from the message that were encrypted with the same subkey. Make sure the detectEnglish.py, freqAnalysis.py, vigenereCipher.py, and pyperclip.py files are in the same directory as the vigenereHacker.py file. For example, if getUsefulFactors() was passed 9 for the num parameter, then 9 % 3 == 0 would be True and both i and otherFactor would have been appended to factors. Doing so should reveal that the key to the “PPQCA XQVEKG…” ciphertext is WICK. The for loop at the beginning of the line iterates over each word to store each one in a key. There is no first or last item in a dictionary as there is in a list. The factors of 9 are 9, 3, and 1. Doing so ensures that regular division will be performed no matter which version of Python is used. Because the key is cycled through to encrypt the plaintext, a key length of 4 would mean that starting from the first letter, every fourth letter in the ciphertext is encrypted using the first subkey, every fourth letter starting from the second letter of the plaintext is encrypted using the second subkey, and so on. (Recall that the >= comparison operator evaluates expressions to a Boolean value.) # Compile a list of seqLen-letter sequences found in the message: 37.     seqSpacings = {} # Keys are sequences; values are lists of int spacings. 32.     matches = 033.     for word in possibleWords:34.         if word in ENGLISH_WORDS:35.             matches += 1. Next, we find every fourth letter starting with the second letter: Then we do the same starting with the third letter and fourth letter until we reach the length of the subkey we’re testing. # factorsByCount has a value like [(3, 497), (2, 487), ...].103.             factorsByCount.append( (factor, factorCounts[factor]) ). So, we are applying brute force attack here with the help of while loop in python. Enter the following code into the file editor, and then save it as vigenereDictionaryHacker.py. (No programming experience required!). Run the following code in the interactive shell: >>> import freqAnalysis, vigenereCipher>>> for subkey in 'ABCDEFGHJIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ':...   decryptedMessage = vigenereCipher.decryptMessage(subkey,         'PAEBABANZIAHAKDXAAAKIU')...   print(subkey, decryptedMessage,         freqAnalysis.englishFreqMatchScore(decryptedMessage))...A PAEBABANZIAHAKDXAAAKIU 2B OZDAZAZMYHZGZJCWZZZJHT 1--snip--, Table 20-4: English Frequency Match Score for Each Decryption. To try retrieving values from a dictionary using keys, enter the following into the interactive shell: >>> spam = {'key1': 'This is a value', 'key2': 42}>>> spam['key1']'This is a value'. If we’re unable to crack this ciphertext, we can try again assuming the key length is 2 or 8. Now that we’ve written a program that hacks the Vigenère cipher using a dictionary attack, let’s look at how to hack the Vigenère cipher even when the key is a random group of letters rather than a dictionary word. Line 118 starts with an empty dictionary in seqFactors. The ciphertext is passed to the hackVigenere() function, which either returns the decrypted string if the hack is successful or the None value if the hack fails. The hacking code works only on uppercase letters, but we want to return any decrypted string with its original casing, so we need to preserve the original string. #   import detectEnglish 6. To use a for statement to iterate over the keys in a dictionary, start with the for keyword. This dictionary has an existing dictionary string value 'hello' associated with the key 42. The subkey in possibleKey is only one letter, but the string in nthLetters is made up of only the letters from message that would have been encrypted with that subkey if the code has determined the key length correctly. To pull out the letters from a ciphertext that were encrypted with the same subkey, we need to write a function that can create a string using the 1st, 2nd, or nth letters of a message. # https://www.nostarch.com/crackingcodes/.)10. Free shipping for many products! Freq. Instead of typing out all the uppercase and lowercase letters, we just concatenate UPPERLETTERS with the lowercase letters returned by UPPERLETTERS.lower() and the additional non-letter characters. 11. 174.         freqScores.sort(key=getItemAtIndexOne, reverse=True). First, an empty list is stored in allFreqScores on line 160, which will store the frequency match scores returned by freqAnalysis.englishFreqMatchScore(): 160.     allFreqScores = []161.     for nth in range(1, mostLikelyKeyLength + 1):162.         nthLetters = getNthSubkeysLetters(nth, mostLikelyKeyLength,               ciphertextUp). Next, you’ll learn how to use the itertools.product() function to generate every possible combination of subkeys to brute-force. This suggests that the key used for this ciphertext is 13 letters long. 125.     factorsByCount = getMostCommonFactors(seqFactors). for subkey in 'ABCDEFGHJIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ': decryptedMessage = vigenereCipher.decryptMessage(subkey, {'VRA': [8, 24, 32], 'AZU': [48], 'YBN': [8]}, spam = list(set([2, 2, 2, 'cats', 2, 2])), list(itertools.product(range(8), repeat=5)). As you can see, entering print(k, spam[k]) returns each key in the dictionary along with its corresponding value. Using dictionary values speeds up this process when handling a large number of items. 176.         allFreqScores.append(freqScores[:NUM_MOST_FREQ_LETTERS]). The for loop on line 38 checks whether each sequence repeats by finding the sequences in message and calculating the spacings between repeated sequences: 38.     for seqLen in range(3, 6): 39.         for seqStart in range(len(message) - seqLen): 40. What for loop code would print the values in the following spam dictionary? Recent update by Rexos - major code clean up and slight speed increase. If a certain number of the substrings are English words, we’ll identify that text as English. "Whether it's flobulllar in the mind to quarfalog the slings andarrows of outrageous guuuuuuuuur. For this example, let’s assume that the key length is 4. 10. Because the dictionary file has one word per line, splitting on newline characters returns a list value made up of each word in the dictionary file. Otherwise, the lowercase form of decryptedText[i] is appended. Today we will see a basic program which is basically a hint to brute force attack to crack passwords. The for loop on line 39 loops through every index up to len(message) – seqLen and assigns the current index to start the substring slice to the variable seqStart. # 18, 23, 36, 46, 69, 92, 138, 207], 'ALW': [2, 3, 4, 6, ...], ...}. # https://www.nostarch.com/crackingcodes/.)10. Also, the words it produces will often be random and not found in a dictionary of English words. # https://www.nostarch.com/crackingcodes/ (BSD Licensed)  3. In lists, we use an integer index to retrieve items in the list, such as spam[42]. If possibleWords were set to the empty list, the program execution would never get past line 30, so we can be confident that line 36 won’t cause a ZeroDivisionError. A dictionary attack involves trying to repeatedly login by trying a number of combinations included in a precompiled 'dictionary', or list of combinations. You can download this from 9. Many thanks to purplex for testing the program and helping to clean the code, and to 2laXt3rmn8r for testing the program and compiling the wordlist. If we assume the value in the mostLikelyKeyLength is the correct key length, the hacking algorithm calls getNthSubkeysLetters() for each subkey and then brute-forces through the 26 possible letters to find the one that produces decrypted text whose letter frequency most closely matches the letter frequency of English for that subkey. # Append the spacing distance between the repeated 51. decryptedText = vigenereCipher.decryptMessage(word, ciphertext)26.         if detectEnglish.isEnglish(decryptedText, wordPercentage=40):27. # Vigenere Cipher Hacker  2. It starts by getting the likely key lengths with kasiskiExamination(): 223. def hackVigenere(ciphertext):224. Password Cracker in Python. A good wordlist, also called a dictionary, is an essential part of password recovery. The similar names are unfortunate, but the two are completely different. # seqFactors keys are sequences; values are lists of factors of the 86. 9. # put them in allLikelyKeyLengths so that they are easier to129. This is usually faster than a brute force attack because the combinations of letters and numbers have already been computed, saving you time and computing power. Proceed to next step. However, lines 29 and 30 specifically check for this case and return 0.0 if the list is empty. # in the ciphertext. If a word isn’t in the dictionary text file, it won’t be counted as English, even if it’s a real word. 4. The dictionary data type is useful because it can contain multiple values just as a list does. 81. def getMostCommonFactors(seqFactors): 82. The first list value holds the tuples for the top three highest matching subkeys for the first subkey of the full Vigenère key. # Look for this sequence in the rest of the message: 44.             for i in range(seqStart + seqLen, len(message) - seqLen): 45.                 if message[i:i + seqLen] == seq: The for loop on line 44 is inside the for loop on line 39 and sets i to be the indexes of every possible sequence of length seqLen in message. You select dictionary-attack by changing the mode variable to 'dictionary'. But we don’t need values associated with the keys since we’re using the dictionary data type, so we’ll just store the None value for each key. 49. Doing this, you would get the sequences shown in Figure 20-2. Using this information, we’ll form strings from the ciphertext of the letters that have been encrypted by the same subkey. After a while, Waterhouse (now wearing his cryptoanalyst hat, searching for meaning midst apparent randomness, his neural circuits exploiting the redundancies in the signal) realizes that the man is speaking heavily accented English.—Neal Stephenson, Cryptonomicon. I’ll provide you with a dictionary file to use, so we just need to write the isEnglish() function that checks whether the substrings in the message are in the dictionary file. The transposition file cipher is an improvement over the Caesar cipher because it can have hundreds or thousands of possible keys for messages instead of just 26 different keys. '.split(), 'helloXXXworldXXXhowXXXareXXyou? Password Cracker in Python. Many books teach beginners how to write secret messages using ciphers. Open a new file editor window by selecting File▸New File. If SILENT_MODE were set to True, the code in the if statement’s block would be skipped. # These inner lists are the freqScores lists:160.     allFreqScores = []161.     for nth in range(1, mostLikelyKeyLength + 1):162.         nthLetters = getNthSubkeysLetters(nth, mostLikelyKeyLength,               ciphertextUp)163.164. GitHub Gist: instantly share code, notes, and snippets. Note that these scores are low in general because there isn’t enough ciphertext to give us a large sample of text, but they work well enough for this example. When you define functions, you can give some of the parameters default arguments. To do this, we’ll create the getUsefulFactors() function, which takes a num parameter and returns a list of only those factors that meet this criteria. # (See getMostCommonFactors() for a description of seqFactors.)118. Cracking Codes with Python teaches complete beginners how to program in the Python programming language. Then the for loop on line 98 goes through each of the factors in factorCounts and appends this (factor, factorCounts[factor]) tuple to the factorsByCount list only if the factor is less than or equal to MAX_KEY_LENGTH. As you learned in Chapter 5, constants are variables whose values should never be changed after they’re set. The kasiskiExamination() function on line 111 returns a list of the most likely key lengths for the given ciphertext argument. # First, we need to do Kasiski examination to figure out what the225. 10. # in the key:188.     for indexes in itertools.product(range(NUM_MOST_FREQ_LETTERS),           repeat=mostLikelyKeyLength):189. 38.     for seqLen in range(3, 6): 39.         for seqStart in range(len(message) - seqLen): 40. This dictionary has strings of sequences as its keys and a list of integer factors as the value of each key. We can reassign a new string value 'goodbye' to that key using spam[42] = 'goodbye'. The value True is passed for the reverse keyword argument to sort in descending order. Table 20-3: Strings of Every Fourth Letter. 13. The expression message[i:i + seqLen] on line 45 evaluates to a substring of message, which is compared to seq to check whether the substring is a repeat of seq. To prevent duplicate numbers, we can pass the list to set(), which returns a list as a set data type. But the factors of the spacings are more important than the spacings. That’s the full Vigenère hacking program. For example, when we try to access the dictionary with the key 42, we get the new value associated with it. The dictionaryFile variable stores the file object of the opened file. # Goes through the message and finds any 3- to 5-letter sequences 30. SILENT_MODE = False # If set to True, program doesn't print anything. 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