File extensions

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by sfi, Oct 15, 2008.

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  1. sfi

    sfi Registered Member

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    When I was trying some new encryption software, I noticed that the AES encryption would have a extension like .cpt or .bfa. Isn't this somewhat insecure? If the hacker found out what program you are using, would it make it easier for him/her to hack the file?
     
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    Maybe, if that particular program's implementation of AES had a vulnerability it would give an attacker an advantage.
     
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