Word – RAR password cracker

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Does the RAR file format use a serious encryption (such as AES)?

Will it take unfeasibly long to brute force a password?

If not, what tools do you suggest that do so automatically?

Best Answer

Does the RAR file format use a serious encryption (such as AES)?

The current version of the RAR file format is using AES encryption with 128-bit key length.

Will it take unfeasibly long to brute force a password?

That depends entirely on the strength of the password.

What tools do you suggest that do so automatically?

There are some shareware programs (e.g. RAR Password Cracker, RAR Password Recovery) using 'brute force' and 'dictionary-based' attacks to crack the password, the process can be very time consuming (again, depending on the password strength).