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Re^6: Compressing and Encrypting files on Windows

by tachyon (Chancellor)
on Nov 02, 2004 at 23:21 UTC ( [id://404780] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^5: Compressing and Encrypting files on Windows
in thread Compressing and Encrypting files on Windows

As you say knowing that the first two bytes of a valid decrypt must be say the gzip header bytes 0x1f 0x8b does provide a small chink that can potentially be exploited. If you are that paranoid they are easy to hide. Making two passes with the encryption algorithm is one easy way.

cheers

tachyon