Two Encrypted Essays

Here is an essay about some of the most famous ex-members of the USA military, including Lee Harvey Oswald, Benedict Arnold, and Timothy McVeigh. famous.aes256 . Here is the command used to encrypt the 4799 byte essay.

openssl aes-256-cbc -e -in c:\export\popcrryfa10-1.doc -out c:\export\famous.aes256 -nosalt -iv 75757575757575757575757575757575 -K 1515151515151515151515151515151515151515151515151515151515151515

The ciphertext file has 4800 bytes because AES is a block cipher using 128 bit blocks. The extra byte gives no risk of key recovery by the goon squads.


That file can be decrypted into the original .doc format using the command line:

openssl aes-256-cbc -d -in c:\export\famous.aes256 -out c:\export\popcrryfa10-1b.doc -nosalt -iv 75757575757575757575757575757575 -K 1515151515151515151515151515151515151515151515151515151515151515


The second essay gives the definitions of war crimes from the UN Charter and the Geneva Conventions. Also war crimes are defined in several other sources. This essay is encrypted using a different AES 256 key and IV (Initialization Vector). See the Winter 2011 Issue of PopCryMag for that essay.

OpenSSL is a command line tool that uses a "DOS" window from cmd.exe
If you are new to computers, the command line can be obtained on your Windows XP machine by using the start button, then run, then cmd.exe
Then cd c:\openssl\bin
Then use the crypto commands provided above. Copy and paste the command.
To paste the command into the DOS command line, right click on the mouse and "paste".
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