If I open an XML file...

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  1. threesixty

    threesixty OT Supporter

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    ..and it's all jarbled, does that mean it's encrypted? Anyway way to undo that? :x:
     
  2. jvblackxj

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    pretty much would think so. get the public key and an unencryption software.

    I am not sure what software there is out there, but i am sure there is stuf out there.
     
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    What do you mean by public key? The key it was encrypted in?
     
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    i guess i should clarify. Some encryption algorithms have a public and a private key. The public key is sent to both parties and with that they can send/receive files at will. Other encryption algorithms have just one key or none at all. These are very hard to crack in most cases. some of which is a one way encryption.

    To cliff note the answer, yes. if it has one. Where did you get the file? can you have to originator decrypt it for you?
     
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    what are you opening it with? it could just be an unrecognized character encoding
     
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    I opened it with word. Should I use something else?
     
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    Try opening it with Internet Explorer or Notepad.

    Just to see if that works.
     
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    This is what I've got for the first few lines, opened in IE


    Any and all help is greatly appreciated. I will paypal $50 to whomever can help me decode this.
     
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    Obviously the smilies were not in the original document :rofl:
     
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    if you can see the tags but the data is garbled it's not an encoding problem
     
  11. jvblackxj

    jvblackxj VW4Life

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    Agreed.

    The software that this xml file came from is encrypting the data during/before creating the xml file. Usually something like this is pretty much a lost cause.
     

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