encrypt algorythm with password
Fri, 12 Nov 1999 10:36:41 +0100
zentara <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> "Gabor Z. Papp" wrote:
> > Or maybe I'm wrong, and I can store without any risc my
> > secring on insecure hosts, and without the password
> > unusable?
It does not make sense to protect anything by a software or hardware
on a box which is insecure - you can trust the program running there
even if you have compiled it yourself.
> Also the encryption has been rumored to be cracked, but not by the
> average hacker.
There is a program available which cracks the pkzip encryption. Just
get it and run it - it may take up to a few days but it works. It's
about 3000 lines of C, named "pkcrack", written by Peter Conrad and
you have to send him a Postcard if you use it. Ah yes, it returns the
key so you have to run it only ones in some cases.
Werner Koch at guug.de www.gnupg.org keyid 621CC013