Re: Homework help - File encrpytion/decryption problem...

Chad <>
Wed, 9 May 2012 20:25:50 -0700 (PDT)
On May 9, 5:15 am, "osmium" <> wrote:

"Juha Nieminen" wrote:

Chad <> wrote:

   //encrpyt the file
   while (, 1))
         c = value ^ c;
         OS << c;

 As a side note, I hope you understand that this is approximately the
poorest form of "encryption" possible.

To the OP:
When you get this working perhaps you could post a brief message and Juha
could break it for us.thus demonstrating just how poor the method is.

Well, it appears to work. With that, here is what I'm turning in...

//Homework 8, question 2

#include <iostream>
#include <math.h>
#include <string>
#include <fstream>
#include <cstring>
#define MAX 40
#define HASHSIZE 101
using namespace std;

unsigned hash(char *s)
         unsigned hashval;
         for (hashval = 0; *s; s++)
             hashval = *s + 31 * hashval;

         return hashval % HASHSIZE;

int main(void)
    unsigned int value;
    char epassword[MAX];
    char dpassword[MAX];
    char inputFilename[MAX];
    char outputFilename[MAX];
    char c;

    cout << "Enter a password: ";
    cin >> epassword;
    cout << "Enter an input filename: ";
    cin >> inputFilename;
    cout << "Enter an output filename: ";
    cin >> outputFilename;


    ifstream IS(inputFilename, ios::in | ios::binary);
    ofstream OS(outputFilename, ios::out | ios::binary);

    if (!IS) exit(1);
    if (!OS) exit(1);

    //encrpyt the file
    while (, 1))
          value = (5*rand() + 3) % RAND_MAX;
          c = value ^ c;
          OS.write(&c, sizeof(c));


    cout << "\nThe encrypted file is\n...";
    ifstream IS1(outputFilename, ios::in | ios::binary);
    if (!IS1) exit(1);

    //display the encrypted file
    while (IS1 >> c) cout << c;

    cout << endl;

    while (1)
             cout << "Enter the password to decrpyt the file: ";
             cin >> dpassword;
             if( strcmp(dpassword, epassword) == 0) break;
             else cout << "Invalid password\n";

    ifstream IS2(outputFilename, ios::in | ios::binary);
    if (!IS2) exit(1);

    //display the decrypted file
    while (, sizeof(c)))
          value = (5*rand() + 3) % RAND_MAX;
          c = c ^ value;
          cout << c;
    cout << endl;

    return 0;

Now amuse me by breaking the encryption.

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