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RE: Brutus issue
From: Tonnerre Lombard <tonnerre.lombard () sygroup ch>
Date: Thu, 02 Nov 2006 09:02:50 +0100


On Wed, 2006-11-01 at 10:46 -0600, Isaac Van Name wrote:
Well, Base 64 is an encryption method...

No, base64 is an encoding variant which reduces the number of bits per
byte transferred to 6. It was used to prevent stuff from being broken by
being posted to Usenet.

There is no key and no randomization, you just plainly shove off two
bits into the next byte and pad up with =. Thus, no encryption at all.

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