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/var/lib/dpkg/status strangeness

Hi Everyone,

My /var/lib/dpkg/status file became corrupt recently, I was getting this when 
trying to apt-update:

dpkg: error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 27803 package 'gcr':
 field name `°[?@' must be followed by colon
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)

I managed to correct the issue by pulling some stuff from /var/lib/dpkg/status-

But, can anyone explain why the corruption (shown below) ended up containing 
the name of an old wireless SSID I used to use!?


Description: GNOME crypto services (daemon and tools)
 GCR is a library for crypto UI and related tasks.
 This package contai<9c>^@^@^@^D ÃÃJ^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^F^AïE^L^@r and 


The SSID was called 'airdrawndagger', it hasn't been active for over a year 
and the machine in question was clean installed after the Wireless network was 
replaced with another!

If only for my sanity, does anyone have any idea how this could happen?

Thanks : )

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