September 4th, 2003, 03:48 AM
breaking RSA on a ZIP file? possible ona home pc for a forensics uni prize?
lemme first state that what im asking here is legit, for a computer forensics prize a local company is running with our uni... www.ionix.com.au/?p=csfprize
go there to see that this is legit if you like...
what my problem is, ive recovered and repaired a zip file on the disk, copied to my PC and i'm not sure whether im meant to try and decrypt these files or not, theres 3 in the file all encrypted with RSA...
im not sure if its 'real' RSA or just a weak version that would be crackable on a home PC, anyone know of how this could be done or whether its realistically possible even with a small number?
and let me say again, this is a legit comp, so dont neg me to hell and back please
i've attached the file too if you would like to look at it to see what you think