Password is lost?? How can I retrieve my data???

Posted on 2004-10-25
Last Modified: 2011-04-14
i have used the File2File encryption program,so the question is if i forget the password how can i open my files????
please help me
Question by:Sayedmohd
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    Hi Sayedmohd,

    Q: I forgot my password. Can you help me?

    A: There is no backdoor or master-key in Cryptomathic File2File. If you cannot remember your password, the data is lost!
    However, for enterprise use it may be desired to have a backdoor for decryption. Several options of this exist, please contact Cryptomathic for a discussion of your requirement.


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    File2File uses AES encryption with 128-bit keys minimum.

    It would rake about 1.5 days to break a 40-bit key.

    128-bit encryption is about 309,485,009,821,345,068,724,781,056 times stronger than 40-bit encryption. So if you want to try to crack the password, it would only take about 1.5 times that huge number. In other words, you're out of luck.
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    If you every kept a copy of the password on your PC anywhere you could use a freeware tool called Protected S
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    sorry, called "protected storage pass view" v.1.62.

    I wouldnt hold out much hope of this working, but it does give you a list of all the usernames and passwords on your PC.

    Give it a shot, you never know

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