How To Install bruteforce-luks on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial we learn how to install bruteforce-luks on Ubuntu 22.04. bruteforce-luks is Try to find a password of a LUKS encrypted volume

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install bruteforce-luks on Ubuntu 22.04.

What is bruteforce-luks

bruteforce-luks is:

The program is used to try discovery a password for encrypted LUKS volume used to security reasons. It works trying decrypt at least one of the key slots by trying all the possible passwords. It is used in forensics and is especially useful if you know something about the password (i.e. you forgot a part of your password but still remember most of it).

Because of cryptography complexity, crack the password of a LUKS volume without knowing anything about it would take way too much time (unless the password is really short and/or weak).

There are three ways to install bruteforce-luks on Ubuntu 22.04. We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install bruteforce-luks Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install bruteforce-luks using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install bruteforce-luks

Install bruteforce-luks Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install bruteforce-luks using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install bruteforce-luks

Install bruteforce-luks Using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Ubuntu. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install bruteforce-luks using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install bruteforce-luks

How To Uninstall bruteforce-luks on Ubuntu 22.04

To uninstall only the bruteforce-luks package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove bruteforce-luks

Uninstall bruteforce-luks And Its Dependencies

To uninstall bruteforce-luks and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Ubuntu 22.04, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove bruteforce-luks

Remove bruteforce-luks Configurations and Data

To remove bruteforce-luks configuration and data from Ubuntu 22.04 we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge bruteforce-luks

Remove bruteforce-luks configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove bruteforce-luks configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge bruteforce-luks

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install bruteforce-luks package on Ubuntu 22.04 using different package management tools: apt, apt-get and aptitude.