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RE: Encrypting, decrypting etc. of Plus! chatlogs
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Is there anyway that passwords can be re-set on messageplus preferences as well as on chatlogs ?
Re-setting the chatlog password on MsgPlus! preferences is always possible, no previous password required. But re-setting the passwords of old encrypted files is possible if and only if the previous passwords are known.
09-19-2009 10:28 AM
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RE: Encrypting, decrypting etc. of Plus! chatlogs
Still no way discovered to decrypt logs without knowing the password?

OMG i need some of my old logs :S
Do something plz
09-28-2009 02:28 PM
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Still no way discovered to decrypt logs without knowing the password?

OMG i need some of my old logs :S
Do something plz
Think about this: if it were possible to decrypt the log files without knowing the password, why would anyone want to use that kind of encryption? Isn't that the whole point of encrypting files?

If you no longer know it, you're out of luck. The only thing you can do is changing the password for new logs, that's where it ends.
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09-28-2009 04:16 PM
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RE: RE: Encrypting, decrypting etc. of Plus! chatlogs
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Still no way discovered to decrypt logs without knowing the password?

OMG i need some of my old logs :S
Do something plz
Think about this: if it were possible to decrypt the log files without knowing the password, why would anyone want to use that kind of encryption? Isn't that the whole point of encrypting files?

If you no longer know it, you're out of luck. The only thing you can do is changing the password for new logs, that's where it ends.

But there should be some way to retrieve logs. coz many people forget passwords 2 or 3 years . i know u will say those should note passwords somewhere. but that is not a permanent solution for this problem. coz many people facing the same problem. hope to get some technique soon :(

Anyhow thanks for your reply
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So it's not possible to get my password off?

The password remains even if you reinstall the application?
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10-01-2009 08:38 PM
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RE: Encrypting, decrypting etc. of Plus! chatlogs
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coz many people forget passwords 2 or 3 years . i know u will say those should note passwords somewhere. but that is not a permanent solution for this problem. coz many people facing the same problem. hope to get some technique soon :(
It is a permanent solution though. Either they note their password down somewhere, or they remember it, simple as that.

If you think you might forget a password in 5 years time and you don't want to note it down somewhere, then you should not use encryption in the first place.

Using encryption implies that you remember the password, in one way or the other. That goes for every form of password protected encryption. Otherwise it would be useless to have it anyways.

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But there should be some way to retrieve logs.
Nope there should not because logs are private.
I think you would not like it if your encrypted logs can simply be read by your mom, foo or girlfriend (in case you're cheating), no?

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So it's not possible to get my password off?
nope, absolutely not possible.

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The password remains even if you reinstall the application?
yep, of course.

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As explained many times before: it is not possible, and will never be possible, in any way, to decrypt encrypted logs if you don't know the correct password.

Note that since a few versions of Plus! you can also add a hint sentence to help remember the password.

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RE: Encrypting, decrypting etc. of Plus! chatlogs
Thus, enforcing the idea of "logs being protected". No password, no log, for anybody.
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10-01-2009 09:13 PM
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RE: RE: Encrypting, decrypting etc. of Plus! chatlogs
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But there should be some way to retrieve logs.
Nope there should not because logs are private.
I think you would not like it if your encrypted logs can simply be read by your mom, foo or girlfriend (in case you're cheating), no?

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So it's not possible to get my password off?
nope, absolutely not possible.

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The password remains even if you reinstall the application?
yep, of course.


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So this means I can not get back on it now because I do not know my password and it can never be used on this computer?
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So this means I can not get back on it now because I do not know my password and it can never be used on this computer?
It indeed means you can not open the encrypted logs if you do not know the password.

You can however always set a new password to be used on futur logs.
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RE: Encrypting, decrypting etc. of Plus! chatlogs
Thanks for not helping
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