[ubuntu-uk] Insurance.aes256 and OpenSSL

Rowan Berkeley rowan.berkeley at gmail.com
Thu Jan 6 12:18:07 UTC 2011

On Wed, 5 Jan 2011 23:37:23 +0000, Simon Greenwood <sfgreenwood at gmail.com>

> On 5 January 2011 23:24, Rowan Berkeley <rowan.berkeley at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Well, so, leaving aside all discussion of keyholes and screwdrivers, can
> > anyone give me a command I can enter in the terminal which will verify
> > that the file is indeed an aes256 encrypt? I ask no more than that.
> >
> Try openssl aes-256-ebc verify -in <filename>
> If you haven't got the openssl tools, you should be asked to install them.
> However, discussions on Bruce Schneier's blog suggest that 7zip identifies
> it. You might find it interesting:
> http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2010/08/wikileaks_insur.html
Well, I couldn't get the verify command syntax quite right, so I have given
up. The Schneier page is interesting though; full of crypto boffins making
outlandish suggestions. Thanks. R
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