July 14th, 2007, 10:11 AM
help decrypting this file...
my friend gave me a challenge 3 days ago, that i am sad to say, i have no idea how to fix it. haha
anyway, he encoded a text document with a 2mb encryption of something. he wont tell me.
is there anyone who could help me decrypt this document?
i put it in a .zip.
please go here for a list of my instant messaging programs you can reach me at. ill continue to check this thread, but many a time i forget.
July 14th, 2007, 11:49 AM
July 14th, 2007, 07:11 PM
ok thats a pretty neat site, and i will definitely use it in the future, but as for now, that does me no good.
any other advice fellas?
July 21st, 2007, 06:45 PM
July 22nd, 2007, 03:22 AM
Um Accounts.txt - maybe it should stay encrypted..
July 22nd, 2007, 03:56 AM
I think that it will
Um Accounts.txt - maybe it should stay encrypted.
That sounds like 2048 bit encryption to me? (256 x 8) AFAIK that is considered unbreakable with current technology?
he encoded a text document with a 2mb encryption of something
July 23rd, 2007, 02:42 PM
If thats is the case it is a public/private key kind of setup and yes its near impossible to crack if it is encrypted with a good password.
July 24th, 2007, 05:05 AM
I think its time for you to ask your buddy for a hint
I looked at the txt file, and it seems there is a lot of repeating of several didget numbers, so it could be a possiblity of substitution of multiple characters for one. that 2mb encryption may be bull..
Last edited by metguru; July 24th, 2007 at 05:13 AM.
July 24th, 2007, 09:36 AM
All lines have a leading zero, so that is probably irrelevant? 5189 looks like punctuation or a space?
It is a song, hymn, prayer or poem
July 25th, 2007, 12:59 AM
Just curious but why would your friend give you a challenge to decrypt something if you have no idea on encryption? If he wanted you to learn then he would teach you
Anyways, on to the subject.
Yeah it doesnt look like this is really 2048 encryption. Just too many repititions. There are 24 occurrences of '078695101' all at the beginning of each of the 24 lines found. Similar goes for pretty much any grouping of digits.
You might want to ask your friend some more info.
Me thinks Nihil might be on to something
Last edited by mungyun; July 25th, 2007 at 01:01 AM.
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