is Winrar encryption any good ?

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by garry35, Oct 15, 2012.

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  1. garry35

    garry35 Registered Member

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    is the facility for creating encrypted archives in winrar as secure as regular encryption programs using same algorythms
     
  2. Hungry Man

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    Pretty sure it uses 128bit AES but I don't know how the key generation words, might be MD5.
     
  3. garry35

    garry35 Registered Member

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    excuse my ignorance but is that good ?
     
  4. Hungry Man

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    128bit AES is very good. MD5 is very bad. But regardless if you use a strong password it should be cryptographically secure.
     
  5. arsenaloyal

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    yes it does use 128bit encryption,but 7-zip is better with AES 256 bit.
     
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