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Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:28:54 -0500
From: Rich Rumble <>
Subject: Re: Cracking GPG symmetric encrypted file

On Sat, Feb 28, 2015 at 5:27 PM, magnum <> wrote:
> On 2015-02-28 08:51, Dhiru Kholia wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 5:40 PM,  <> wrote:
>>> Can I crack a symmetric enrypted file with John? So no GPG key, just a
>>> password protected file.
>> Hej!
>> Try project.
>> It's ugly but might just work (TM).
> Cool, this suggests my rant was incorrect. Did you write some of that?
> Is there a KDF involved? Is there actually some known plaintext, or a
> checksum of some sort?
Could a "magic" file be used? It would slow thing down a lot and
probably FP a bunch if there is no checksum or other check, just an

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