I've installed mist and considered that I don't remember the password from wallet that attached to it. Which operation should I launch to start brutforcing the password?

  • Do not try it is impossible to get the private key by brute force
    – Gawey
    Jun 7, 2017 at 13:46
  • 1
    It's my wallet and there is bounded set of passwords that I can use
    – Vassily
    Jun 7, 2017 at 13:52

1 Answer 1


If I understand your problem: You installed Mist and created wallet some time ago. Now you still have access to that installed Mist, but you are not sure if you remember the password. If I'm right try below:

Create another account in e.g. myetherwallet.com and try to send some Ether to that account from the Mist wallet.

Other (maybe a bit simpler way) is to run, this easy example Dapp in your Mist browser, when you will try to vote, Mist will request a password. If you succeed you will spend just pennies on gas. https://ethereum.github.io/stake-voice/


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.