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Question:

I downloaded an archive from the edonkey filesharing platform and was going to unpack it. It turns out that the archive is protected by a password (encrypted). How can I find the password?

Answer:

For RAR archives there is a shareware tool (http://www.rarpasswordcracker.com/) that can try a brute force or a dictionary attack. The brute force attack for passwords of more than 5 characters takes pretty long already, the dictionary attack is more promising. The shareware version only searches passwords up to a length of 4 characters, I found.

If the file came from the ed2k platform (edonkey), then you may want to look for comments on the file. Unfortunately you cannot view comments once the file is completed, so you'll have to move the archive out of the shared folder, then search for the file again and start the download again. Wait a little, and you can - hopefully - view comments on it. Possibly one of the comments will indicate the password.

If there are no such comments, then take a good look at the file name. It is common that the file name contains a [..] part. The term in [] may just be the password.

Examples:

super_software_[secret9].rar
super_software_[pass_secret9].zip

The password would be 'secret9' here.


Update: As someone posted in the comments section, if you downloaded an encrypted file from the edonkey network that may have been released by the 'Goldesel' crew, then try this password: "www.goldesel.6x.to". For some reason the Goldesel people felt to advertise their web site that way.


Comments:

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2006-08-19, 03:45:20
anonymous from Finland  
Downloaded miami vice

\Torrent Downloads\Miami Vice the movie DVD (2006)\Miami Vice the movie DVD (2006) .rar: CRC failed in the encrypted file miami vice.nrg (wrong password ?)

some one got a password for this?
2006-08-19, 13:47:01
anonymous from Finland  
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2006-08-19, 15:39:25
anonymous from Norway  
password for the Miami Vice the movie DVD (2006) is ' ACTIVATED'

2006-08-20, 00:29:06
anonymous from Argentina  
Hi everyone, I certainly need a password for Depeche Mode - Touring The Angel Live At Mexico Foro Sol Stadium. Thank you.
2006-08-20, 00:42:48
anonymous from United States  
I need a password for
Stargate.Atlantis.S03E06.WS.DSR.XviD-DIMENSION.rar
2006-08-20, 13:47:15
anonymous from Norway  
i need password for the movie little man (2006) dvd i can not find it enywere

the pass is back
2006-08-20, 14:03:10
from Argentina  
Hi again, I forgot to tell you that the password is for Depeche Mode - Touring The Angel Live At Mexico Foro Sol Stadium 2006 seed by www.p2p-world.dl.am.rar. Bye.
2006-08-20, 14:03:18
from Argentina  
Hi again, I forgot to tell you that the password is for Depeche Mode - Touring The Angel Live At Mexico Foro Sol Stadium 2006 seed by www.p2p-world.dl.am.rar. Bye.
2006-08-20, 14:58:03
anonymous from Croatia/Hrvatska  
The.Illusioniste.PuKKa.Telesync.KvCD.rar: CRC failed in the encrypted file The.Illusioniste.PuKKa.Telesync.KvCD.avi.avi (wrong password ?)
Need pass for this one, just post it here plx!
2006-08-21, 03:35:34
anonymous from Czech Republic  
For The Illusioniste : dsgeniusz

You're welcome !
2006-08-21, 15:48:17
anonymous from Egypt  
please i need to password for Snakes On A Plane.DVD-RIP.XViD-PuKKa(2006)
2006-08-22, 04:52:45
anonymous from United Kingdom  
please need password for basic instinct 2 thanks
2006-08-23, 08:09:21
anonymous from Argentina  
esto es una mierda
2006-08-23, 08:38:46
anonymous from India  
I need a password for MV_PK.part1.rar: CRC failed in the encrypted file Miami.Vice.TELESYNC.XViD-PUKKA.2006\pukka-miamivice.avi (wrong password ?)
can somebody pls help???????
2006-08-23, 14:30:54
anonymous from Ireland  
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the ant bully password please
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