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Feb
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comment Turning hex string into readable chars
Yes, I told you the wrong function. It's "decompress". If it's not zlib data, it will say something to the effect that the header check fails.
Feb
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comment Turning hex string into readable chars
No, I used zlib.uncompress(data). This requires that data is in zlib format, which it might not be.
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comment Turning hex string into readable chars
Thanks. I'm adding a detail that I forgot to check -- not really useful, except that it would have saved me some time, and it may interest the guys at RevEng.
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Feb
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comment Turning hex string into readable chars
OK, that looks like some kind of decryption key, but what's this about a "python program"?
Feb
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comment Turning hex string into readable chars
Unfortunately, I had already checked known signatures and features of the data. Your hex sequence shows none of those, so signsrch and offzip can't help you.
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answered Turning hex string into readable chars
Jan
17
comment In using a VPN service is it possible to transmit data without giving away system configuration details?
You do not describe your use case, but perhaps might be interested in this other answer: security.stackexchange.com/a/23055/11144 .
Jan
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answered In using a VPN service is it possible to transmit data without giving away system configuration details?
Jan
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answered How to mitigate side-channel attacks?
Dec
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Dec
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answered Sending encrypted file and password by email
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Dec
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comment Laptop had a NSFW page open when I got to work, cause for concern?
No, if you did not open Chrome, I'd say that the computer was just coming out of deep sleep, and the page had been loaded at your home. Possibly it may have performed a DNS check, but those are even less likely to be screened, let alone logged, let alone reviewed, let alone acted upon. Still, I guess it depends also on where you work. But if they were all that strict, you wouldn't have been even allowed to use your own computer.