Re Cracking PDF File Passwords in June 2012 by Nuno Alves

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Re Cracking PDF File Passwords in June 2012 by Nuno Alves

Post by jerryfe » Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:22 am

2012-06-10

The article is excellent in that it contains useful help on doing many matters even if
the reader has no interest in "cracking pdf file passwords".

One problem that I encountered was in the decompression of the download
software. I was unable to decompress any of the xxxxx.tar.gz files using both
Winzip and gzip. The message in both cases was the same i.e. the format was
not what it should be for a gz file.

I wonder whether the double compression i.e. from first a .zip file with .tar.gz
file included in the .zip file was the cause of the problem.

If anyone has any thoughts on this matter it would be appreciated.

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Re: Re Cracking PDF File Passwords in June 2012 by Nuno Alve

Post by Michael Kaudze » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:03 am

Just downloaded the file - worked just fine on my end.

Try to download it again. I added a couple folders with the files decompressed.
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Re: Re Cracking PDF File Passwords in June 2012 by Nuno Alve

Post by jerryfe » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:00 am

2012-06-12

Thank you.

I was able to see the code by using the decompressed folders that you provided.

Since I am now on a different computer on which I have not downloaded gzip
(or WinZip) I cannot test quickly if I can decompress the ..tar.gz files.

Incidentally, I am using a Window's Vista operating system on this computer.
The computer that I used that prompted my post used XP.
I think that if I used a Linux system like Ubuntu I would have been able to decompress
the files myself; however, since you provided the decompressed folders I will not
pursue the decompression further.

Thank you again.

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