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Re: Is the RAR archiver freely distributable?

> Dmitry Alexandrov writes ("Re: Is the RAR archiver freely distributable?"):
>> [Ian:]
>> > If so I will consider whether to write a cracker or key generator for
>> > RAR and upload it to unstable!
>> Do you really belive that *this* is acceptable?  This kind of
>> software (‘cracks’ at least) is illegal in many jurisdictions.
> Key recovery tools for weakly encrypted archive formats have been
> common for decades.  There are probably some in Debian already.

Are ‘key recovery tools’ illegal somewhere?  Tools for circumventing digital restristions measures definitely are.

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