AES invalid signature help !!

Discussion related to AES Crypt, the file encryption software for Windows, Linux, Mac, and Java.
Post Reply
Mr meeseeks01
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:53 am

AES invalid signature help !!

Post by Mr meeseeks01 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:57 am

Ok so basically I've got this file that's AES encrypted and I also have the password however when I enter it I get the message saying invalid signature..... It's annoying as I've tried on other files and it encrypts and decrypts perfectly yet this file won't decrypt why ?
Someone please help !!

User avatar
paulej
Posts: 525
Joined: Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:32 pm
Location: Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
Contact:

Re: AES invalid signature help !!

Post by paulej » Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:44 pm

What this means is that the file probably isn't an AES Crypt file. That error is produced when the first few octets in the file do not have the letters "AES".

Maybe it was encrypted with a different tool?

Mr meeseeks01
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:53 am

Re: AES invalid signature help !!

Post by Mr meeseeks01 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:03 pm

Even though it says aes encrypted ? What kind of other tools are there.....

User avatar
paulej
Posts: 525
Joined: Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:32 pm
Location: Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
Contact:

Re: AES invalid signature help !!

Post by paulej » Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:53 pm

Why do you think it's encrypted? Windows won't tell you that explicitly. As for encryption tools, there are many. Many ZIP programs have built-in encryption. OpenSSL can be used to encrypt files. There are several other programs like AES Crypt out there.

Post Reply

Return to “AES Crypt”