134946Re: Vim Accidental Encryption - Am I SOL?
- Dec 9 4:42 AMHi bruceleeroy!
On Sa, 08 Dez 2012, bruceleeroy wrote:
> Somehow on exiting Vim I managed to set a password with Encryption On resulting in this:
> Outside of somehow remember what I hit when exiting the program I am screwed huh?
Well, good news is, you accidentally used the old now deprecated crypt
method, which is breakable. But I have no clue, how to do this. The help
says about it:
| - The algorithm used is breakable. A 4 character key in about one hour,
| a 6 character key in one day (on a Pentium 133 PC). This requires
| that you know some text that must appear in the file. An expert can
| break it for any key. When the text has been decrypted, this also
| means that the key can be revealed, and other files encrypted with the
| same key can be decrypted.
Possibly you can write a script, that feeds various combinations to vim
and checks, whether the file got decrypted. That sounds like a fun
See also this question on Stackoverflow:
Was darf ich für sie bestellen?
Haben sie Schildkrötensuppe?
Haben sie schon je Schildkrötensuppe gegessen?
Nein, noch nie.
Dann haben wir sie.
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