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Recognizing Encryption Type
From: majed al marri <majed () nis etisalat ae>
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 07:58:46 +0400

Greetings everyone,

I was just wondering if there was a feasible way in order to obtain the
encryption type of a specific file. Could this be done using a third
party program that would inspect the running process of the encryptor as
it is working on the input file and after that examining the resulting
output? If not using this procedure, would the attacker be able to
identify the encryption type by reverse engineering the encryptor program?

Thank you and regards

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