Decrypting WikiLeaks insurance file

Atom Smasher atom at
Fri Sep 2 03:41:47 CEST 2011

On Fri, 2 Sep 2011, Ben McGinnes wrote:

> The password or passphrase for insurance.aes256 has not yet been 
> revealed, but that file is believed to have been encrypted with either 
> TrueCrypt or OpenSSL, probably the latter.

i'm not sure about TrueCrypt, but OpenSSL usually leaves this clue...

 	$ strings file.enc | head -1


  762A 3B98 A3C3 96C9 C6B7 582A B88D 52E4 D9F5 7808

 	"The laws of Congress and the laws of physics
 	 have grown increasingly divergent, and the
 	 laws of physics are not likely to yield."
 		-- Bill McKibben

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