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#1 Voovode

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 03:01 AM

+L5i+0D1yfjtAecpl6XFDXaIOAk=

anyone knows how to decrypt this?

Tried base64 and 2-3 more but none seemed to work.


#2 webdevil

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 10:51 AM

It's not always necessary that your base64 decodes to ASCII readable text, it could very well be binary data.
It is base64 encoded so as to transfer it properly.

You can probably google on why base64 is used, if you want to understand it fully.



And it's encode, not encrypt :)


#3 Voovode

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 05:36 PM

True. I found this in a .ini file that showed me it was encoded.
Like

...
Username=Administrator
Password=+L5i+0D1yfjtAecpl6XFDXaIOAk=
...

All i know is that this is a five letter word.

Tried to decode it with many decoders but none seem to work.

Anyways, got the point . Thanks :)

#4 webdevil

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 01:06 AM

Ok, let me break this up for you.

If you decode this base64 string you get hex chars as
F8BE62FB40F5C9F8ED01E72997A5C50D76883809

Which probably indicates that this is a Sha-1 hash.

#5 Voovode

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 08:19 AM

Yes, i went that far but now all i need is to bruteforce this which will take ages, so forget about it, thanks for your help ;)

#6 infiltrator

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 06:06 PM

Here is a bit of information on what Base64 actually does.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Base64





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