1. Post #1
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    Cheesesack's Avatar
    July 2006
    261 Posts
    Hey all. I don't come to this forum often, so forgive me if this is the wrong place.
    I just downloaded a file (legally, no warez here) in the 7-Zip archive format. Problem is, the files within have a password on them and no matter where I look on the website I got it from, I can't find the password.
    I was wondering if anyone knows how to crack the encryption? I did a google search but the only results i could find required Linux and I'm running Windows.
    Can anyone help me?

  2. Post #2
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    Second-gear-of-mgear's Avatar
    June 2009
    6,054 Posts
    I wouldn't mind knowing either, because I downloaded some   porn (compilation, therefor, legal)   and the guy didn't include a password....
    :saddowns:

  3. Post #3
    VladimirPutin's Avatar
    July 2009
    430 Posts
    I've seen .rar password brute forcers, but no .7z ones. :frown:

  4. Post #4
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    Cheesesack's Avatar
    July 2006
    261 Posts
    I wouldn't mind knowing either, because I downloaded some   porn (compilation, therefor, legal)   and the guy didn't include a password....
    :saddowns:
    Ironic, that's what I downloaded too.

















    :q:

  5. Post #5
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    Second-gear-of-mgear's Avatar
    June 2009
    6,054 Posts
    Ironic, that's what I downloaded too.

















    :q:
    :pervert:

  6. Post #6
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    Fire's Avatar
    October 2005
    1,520 Posts
    If I remember correctly you can't crack AES-256.

  7. Post #7
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    Phreebird's Avatar
    April 2009
    396 Posts
    If I remember correctly you can't crack AES-256.
    Nothing is crack-proof.
    A cracker just hasn't been found/invented.

  8. Post #8
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    March 2005
    3,028 Posts
    Nothing is crack-proof.
    That isn't true.
    At the very least, a one-time pad can be proven secure in all cases provided the pad was generated from a sufficiently random source.

    If you're less formal about your definition of "secure" and you take into account how impractical most brute-force attacks are, I'm sure there are lots of ciphers that cannot be cracked in practice (although proving this would be another matter entirely...)

  9. Post #9
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    Disarray's Avatar
    October 2006
    1,156 Posts
    Hey all. I don't come to this forum often, so forgive me if this is the wrong place.
    I just downloaded a file (legally, no warez here) in the 7-Zip archive format. Problem is, the files within have a password on them and no matter where I look on the website I got it from, I can't find the password.
    I was wondering if anyone knows how to crack the encryption? I did a google search but the only results i could find required Linux and I'm running Windows.
    Can anyone help me?
    Just bung linux in virtual box and if you still have the same PC as I remember you having then it should run fine.