• How do you crack the encryption on a .7z (7-Zip) file?
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Hey all. I don't come to this forum often, so forgive me if this is the wrong place. I just downloaded a file (legally, no warez here) in the 7-Zip archive format. Problem is, the files within have a password on them and no matter where I look on the website I got it from, I can't find the password. I was wondering if anyone knows how to crack the encryption? I did a google search but the only results i could find required Linux and I'm running Windows. Can anyone help me?
I wouldn't mind knowing either, because I downloaded some[sp]porn (compilation, therefor, legal)[/sp]and the guy didn't include a password.... :saddowns:
I've seen .rar password brute forcers, but no .7z ones. :frown:
[QUOTE=Second-gear-of-mgear;16075111]I wouldn't mind knowing either, because I downloaded some[sp]porn (compilation, therefor, legal)[/sp]and the guy didn't include a password.... :saddowns:[/QUOTE] Ironic, that's what I downloaded too. :q:
[QUOTE=Cheesesack;16075312]Ironic, that's what I downloaded too. :q:[/QUOTE] :pervert:
If I remember correctly you can't crack AES-256.
[QUOTE=Dragonblz;16076227]If I remember correctly you can't crack AES-256.[/QUOTE] Nothing is crack-proof. A cracker just hasn't been found/invented.
[QUOTE=Phreebird;16076300]Nothing is crack-proof.[/QUOTE] That isn't true. At the [I]very least[/I], a one-time pad can be proven secure in all cases provided the pad was generated from a sufficiently random source. If you're less formal about your definition of "secure" and you take into account how impractical most brute-force attacks are, I'm sure there are lots of ciphers that cannot be cracked in practice (although [I]proving[/I] this would be another matter entirely...)
[QUOTE=Cheesesack;16074902]Hey all. I don't come to this forum often, so forgive me if this is the wrong place. I just downloaded a file (legally, no warez here) in the 7-Zip archive format. Problem is, the files within have a password on them and no matter where I look on the website I got it from, I can't find the password. I was wondering if anyone knows how to crack the encryption? I did a google search but the only results i could find required Linux and I'm running Windows. Can anyone help me?[/QUOTE] Just bung linux in virtual box and if you still have the same PC as I remember you having then it should run fine.
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