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Re: Detecting/estimate whether data is encrypted
From: rwh () gsu edu
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2010 09:23:16 -0700

Compression is encryption.  

Actually since compression programs have to know when they can decrypt, a good first pass is probably a suite of 
information measures (e.g. a couple of different entropies) and a bit of pattern matching to recognize common 
compression programs.

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