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sunjen Just Arrived Joined: 06 Nov 2009 Posts: 0
Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:08 pm Post subject: How does this software work?
Hi, I use PowerArchiver to encrypt some of my files. I was wondering where does this and other software alike store the key to decrypt the file?
I'm new to this so tell me if I'm on the right track:
Random key + File => Apply Algorithm = Encrypted File
My Password + Random key => Apply Algorithm = Encrypted Key
My Password => Apply hash function = Hashed Password
Resulting File = Encrypted File + Encrypted Key + Hashed Password
Ask for password, compare to hash. If negative show message "Password wrong"
If positive use password to decrypt key, use key to decrypt file.
Is this correct?
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