[ubuntu-uk] Insurance.aes256 and OpenSSL

Alan Bell alan.bell at theopenlearningcentre.com
Tue Jan 4 08:19:01 UTC 2011

On 04/01/11 07:45, Rowan Berkeley wrote:
> Hi. AEScrypt say they have looked at WikiLeaks' mysterious 1.4GB
> 'Insurance.aes256' file, and it appears to have been encrypted using
> OpenSSL:
> http://forums.packetizer.com/viewtopic.php?f=72&t=108
> I have the file itself, and the default OpenSSL packages for 10.04, but
> OpenSSL is a command line application and I wonder if anyone could tell
> me what to type into the terminal in order to at least inspect the file
> and gain some information about it.
openssl aes-256-cbc -d -a -in Insurance.aes256 -out lotsofsecrets.txt

of course it won't do anything at all without the password which you 
won't get unless Julian Assange meets a sticky end.

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