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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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2006-10-19, 14:33:45
bubutu from Romania  
does anybody have the pass for rld-nfsc.rar or for unl-nfsc.rar CRC failed in the encrypted file (wrong password ?) Help! :)
2006-10-19, 14:36:34
anonymous from Australia  
anybody know the password for grudge 2
2006-10-19, 15:07:52
anonymous from Romania  
does anybody have the pass for rld-nfsc.rar or for unl-nfsc.rar CRC failed in the encrypted file (wrong password ?) Help! :)
2006-10-19, 15:08:04
anonymous from Romania  
does anybody have the pass for rld-nfsc.rar in the encrypted file (wrong password ?) Help!
2006-10-19, 15:32:51
anonymous from United States  
The Black Parade should be up on all the torrent sites within the hour, Im listening to it streaming right now.

Jesus Christ, its fucking unbelievable.
2006-10-19, 16:00:44
bastirh@freenet.de from Germany  
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For all MCR FREAKS!!!!

The complete Album 'The Black Parade' (no fake)

http://www.demonoid../3876110/

cu


2006-10-19, 18:39:12
anonymous from Venezuela  
password for PS2-Toca_Race_Driver_3_USA_DVDFull_.rar tried everything, nothing worked =(
2006-10-20, 05:11:05
anonymous from Canada  
Need as password for Jenna in the middle
THE UNZIP PASSWORD GIVEN DOENS'T WORK! HELP PLZ!
2006-10-20, 08:08:10
dANI12 from Hungary  
I NEED NEED FOR SPEED CARBON rld-nfsc.rar IS PASSWORD NOW PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
2006-10-21, 06:38:57
anonymous from Australia  
any one got a password for The.Guardian.(2006).XViD.TS-maVen it does say use the password from the virsion netpumper but that does not work
cheers
2006-10-21, 08:54:46
anonymous from Denmark  
I too need a password for Need.for.Speed.-.Carbon.PC.DVD.ENG-RELOADED - anybody who's got it?
2006-10-21, 10:05:00
anonymous from United Kingdom  
i need password for TRANCE BELIEVERS-VOL-2-ESK SEEDED BY P2P-WORLD.dl.am ! its a winRAR archive ALL HELP AND TIPS GREATLY APPRECIATED
2006-10-21, 11:48:14
anonymous from United Kingdom  
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I NEED A PASSWORD FOR NFSC RELOADED TOO
2006-10-21, 12:53:29
anonymous from Germany  
Does anyone have the pw for Casino Royale?
James.Bond.007.Casino.Royale.XViD.TS-PUKKA.[www.torrentfive.com]
2006-10-22, 01:48:48
anonymous from France  
I NEED A PASSWORD FOR NFSC RELOADED TOO
Please i really need it also
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