cannot decrypt file symmetric encrypted

Dirk Gottschalk dirk.gottschalk1980 at
Thu Aug 2 20:56:57 CEST 2018


Am Donnerstag, den 02.08.2018, 14:11 +0200 schrieb Stefano
> Hi all,
> last year I encrypted some files, today i tried to decrypt them but
> the
> decryption fails

> stefano@~/Downloads/words$ gpg -d words.1.gpg
> gpg: AES256 encrypted data
> gpg: encrypted with 1 passphrase
> gpg: decryption failed: Bad session key

> can it be the difference between 1.4 (i guess in july 2017 that was)
> and
> the current one

I don't now if there's any difference in symmetric encryption between
1.4.X and 2.2.X.

> stefano@~/Downloads/words$ gpg --version
> gpg (GnuPG/MacGPG2) 2.2.8
> libgcrypt 1.8.3

> what can I do?
> (i'm on a mac)

You could download and build the legacy version of GPG and give it a

Are you sure you used the correct passphrase to decrypt?


Dirk Gottschalk
Paulusstrasse 6-8
52064 Aachen, Germany

GPG: DDCB AF8E 0132 AA54 20AB  B864 4081 0B18 1ED8 E838

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