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  • Hi,

    Firstly, I am not sure where to post this question and would appreciate any pointers as to the best forum for it.

    My query is regarding an encryption algorithm and apologies if my question breaks any rules or is a stupid one.

    Basically I would like to know if it's possible to work out an encryption key/algorithm if I know the input and resulting values.

    I can only promise that my intentions are above board, but in more detail, I have a system whereby I can input values (text strings) and can also see the values that result from encryption, for example:

    Before Encryption Value = "teststring"

    After Encryption Value = "44E0afftA12074AFafe4E0afftA0074AFe44E0affA50074A6e44E0afft40074AFe44E02FF8A0074AHe4450aeAtA0074AFe49E0afftA0074AFe34E0affEA0074AFe74E0afftA0074AFe4EE0affFA0074AFe"

    Unfortunately as I am not at work I cannot provide the real data but I was really wondering if I have the parts of the puzzle and the puzzle answer, is it possible to work out the method for how the puzzle is solved, I have the ability to enter any number of test values and check what is returned, however my crude attempts to decifer (entering single characters at a time) has failed as I get results which threw me, specifically (something like):

    "a" = "44E0afftA0074AFe"

    "b" = "eE07f786600AafeF"

    "ab" = something different that the two above combined!!

    Any pointers would be welcome.

    Many thanks.

    Monday, January 23, 2012 4:53 PM


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