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October 28, 2004, 2:34 pm
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I have openssl 1024 bit x509 private key with a passphrase. I
decrypted the private key with the following command,
openssl rsa -in mykey.private -out mykey.privd (it asked me for a
password and then generated mykey.privd
now my question is that if a users has just the mykey.privd file, can
he know my password? it is reasonable to assume that he won't be able
to crack that easily?
Re: openssl decrypted private key
x509 is a certificate (public-key) format. The private key is something
But to answer your question:
Knowing only mykey.privd, they can't find the password used in
mykey.private. There isn't even a way (other then brute-force) to find
the password given mykey.private and mykey.privd.
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