PDF files can be protected from opening with a range of cryptographic algorithms. Sometimes your password gets lost and you need a help guessing it. Or you just want to make sure that your file is well-protected and it is sage to send it via open channels.
This is where this small free utility comes to help. You open a PDF file from disk and the program shows comprehensive information about this file including the cryptographic algorithm used and estimated time an attacker will need to crack your PDF password. The time is calculated for your local PC and for a powerful computing cluster.
In case you have lost your password, it may take ages to recover it with your home or office PC. PDF Password Recovery Analyzer allows you to connect to a supercomputer and use its computing power to recover your PDF password much faster.
April 03, 2012
Version: PDF Password Recovery Analyzer 1.0
Signup for service is a short process.
The app itself is nothing more than an enticement to visit ElcomSoft's web site / online service at https://pdfpasswordrecovery.org/
No demo/trial recovery to test it's ability.
Signing up for the service initially failed with an error at the web app. Second time signing up failed because the password used was too long (really? a security company tell me my password is too long?)
Cost of the service is a little pricy. Recovery of a password for $20.
The applications is little more than an enticement to lure Mac users to the web service for cracking passwords on PDF files with what they call a "super computer".
The service itself is a little pricy at $20 to recover a password using their cracking system. At $5 it would be OK, at $20, well, do you really need that document back? Save your passwords in your keychain and you don't need this service.