updated 04:55 pm EDT, Fri March 27, 2009
Recover PDF Password ships
Eltima has released Recover PDF Password for Mac, software said to recover the passwords of protected PDF documents, even when unusually complicated or long. Successfully unlocked documents are accessible without printing, copying or editing restrictions. Different user-selectable approaches are used, including length, template or exhaustive searches, with the exhaustive option taking the most time.
Both templates and dictionaries can be used to reduce search duration. The program supports all character encodings, and can recover passwords entered with any input language or keyboard layout. PDF 1.7 files can also been cracked, including those with Unicode passwords and/or 256-bit encryption. The app requires Mac OS X 10.4 or higher and costs $40.