Uknown Encrypted Archive
#1
Greetings,

Back in 2009 I encrypted a bunch of files with either winace (90% sure, atho I cannot create a .xef with winace now) or I might have used ashampoo. The files have the .xef extension.  I have tried to find out what type of encryption this is but have never gotten anywhere.  JTR and hashcat seem to run ok with the file but no idea if it is actually doing anything.

I know min/max and all the possible words/numbers it could be.

Anyway this seems like it would be easy but I have failed for years at this. Does anyone know anything about this .xef format?
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#2
Quote:JTR and hashcat seem to run ok with the file but no idea if it is actually doing anything.

What does this mean? How are you attempting to crack it with hashcat?
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#3
I've only started messing around with hashcat yesterday, I have a little xp with JTR trying to crack the files over the years. I installed hashcat on one of my hosted dedicated servers but Im building a box today dedicated for it .

What I mean by that is when I use a huge wordlist it will run seemly forever but with my short list of known combos that comes out around 10k guesses it instantly finishes with no luck. I tried with a regular zip and my wordlist and its the same result so Im prob doing something wrong. I am not really concerned with that as it will take some time to understand the process. I am just wondering if will work at all on these .xef files.
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#4
If I understand you right you're trying to crack a .xef or .zip file?
If that's correct, stop it, it won't work.
You need the hash of either of these encrypted files.
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#5
Yes that's what I was asking. Thanks.
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