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c# Basic Encyption/Decryption

MooksUK asked
Last Modified: 2012-06-21

I have created a function based upon something from VB6 which allows me to encrypt/decrypt some basic information. The encryption works fine but when I attempt to use the same function to decrypt not all characters are converted correctly.

I can not change the encryption method from this Xor method as the data which is encrypted is used by many programs written in different languages. Hence I have adopted it from VB6.

Any ideas why it would encrypt OK but have problems decrypting?? Any help greatly appreciated.

        public static string EncryptPW(string p)
            //Encrypt password
            string strResult = "";
            char testChar;
            for (int i = 0; i < p.Length; i++)
                testChar = Convert.ToChar(p.Substring(i, 1));
                strResult += (char)(testChar ^ 255);

            return strResult;
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