final php versions of fwPack and fwUnpack
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Tue Mar 2 11:07:58 CST 2004
Frank Leahy wrote:
> Many, many thanks to shaosean and Brian Yennie for providing php
> versions of fwPack and fwUnpack. I cleaned them up a bit, added some
> error handling, and tested the final code.
> I've put the final code up on my server at
> Richard, maybe you'd like to add this code to your fwPack/fwUnpack stack?
Wow - it's a red-letter day for Franks: I just had a post from a fella
named Frank in my support forum who made a tutorial for my WebMerge product.
I have to admit being surprised by the interest fwPack/fwUnpack has
gotten. As a simple "secret decoder ring" I wrote it for a specific
need and it's been gratifying that others have found it useful as well.
As I mentioned in the article, I'm pretty ignorant on encryption, esp.
compared to seasoned cryptohobbyists like Mark Brownell. So here's a
question I can't answer about my own code:
If one were to try to characterize the relative strength of the "MDX"
algorithm used in fwPack/fwUnpack, what phrase would be appropriate?
For example, we hear about 128-bit encryption, but I couldn't find a
primer dumbed-down enough to explain what that means in lay terms.
Also, how easy would it be to crack MDX?
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