Re: Cracking decrypted file when knowing partial contents
From: David Eather (eather_at_tpg.com.au)
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 10:28:29 +1000
Isn't the problem that applications such as MS Word have large predefined
headers? In this case the attacker always knows some of the "text". Access
Data (and others) use the headers etc to crack many products. Their web
site has info on what is possible.
"Joe Peschel" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> "Douglas A. Gwyn" <DAGwyn@null.net> wrote in news:f9ednZRBK6-JdBjdRVn-
> > Adfa wrote:
> >> Would it be easier to crack an encrypted file if the
> >> cracker knew some of the contents of the file?
> > Well, he could certainly crack *some* of the file.
> > (I couldn't resist!)
> Someone had to say it.
> When will Bush come to his senses?
> Joe Peschel
> D.O.E. SysWorks