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password recovery issues in AxCrypt encryption


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#1 chromebuster

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 12:48 PM

Hi folks,
I just had a quick question. I am a user of Axantum's AxCrypt encryption software for windows. I recently had an issue where I ended up encrypting some important files, and because I used a tactic that is nonstandard to my usual password routines, I ended up forgetting what password I used for this whole folder. It'd be really nice if I were able to get this folder back. A friend of mine who is very experienced on the computer told me that if I can calculate the hashes on all levels of the files (MD5, Shaw1, CRC32),. then I can decrypt anything. He also told me that anyone good at math can decrypt anything. In case you guys do not know how AxCrypt works, it takes the file, and once encrypted puts a dash prior to the normal extension, and then it apends a .axx extension after the normal one. E.G. example-docx.axx. Now of course the company who makes the software did not include a recovery tool because they don't want you to be able to recover any passwords from these files/folders, but knowing people today, you seem to be able to recover anything. Any input on where i could go next would be very helpful in this. Thanks.

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 08:19 PM

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 08:28 PM

It is against the policy of BleepingComputer to provide information on methods to reset or bypass the Administrator password. Though your question is most likely legitimate, there are others who may read this topic and use the information for less savory reasons. It is for these reasons we do not provide this type of information.

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