[General] Password Recovery for TOX Messenger

nurupo nurupo at tox.chat
Sun Jun 11 20:52:23 UTC 2017

The password is not stored anywhere, so it's impossible to recover it.

However, like grayhatter has said, there is no limit to the number of 
password tries you can make, so if you remember what the password was 
like, you might get lucky and guess it.

Note that the unlimited number of password tries doesn't mean that 
someone can easily bruteforce the password of any Tox profile file. Tox 
uses scrypt key derivation algorithm to derive a key out of the 
password, and scrypt was made specifically with brute-force resistance 
in mind, by making each key derivation processor- and memory- expensive.


On 2017-06-10 01:41, Sheryl W wrote:
> Hi,
> Can someone please tell me how I can recover my password?  I have
> forgotten it and I want toreset
> Thank  for your help,
> Sheryl
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