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Re: TortoiseSVN & CryptProtectData

From: jfinke <jeremy.finke_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2009 13:00:25 -0800 (PST)

Thanks!

I had seen the post from John Barnes, but I did not realize he was an
ex microsoftie...

I have spend many hours over the past day bouncing through MSDN's
documentation on the CryptoAPI. It is very obtuse.

Thanks again.

On Nov 18, 2:26 pm, Nathan Tuggy <bugzi..._at_nathan.tuggycomputer.com>
wrote:
> A search for "FIPS CryptProtectData" returns the following blog post
> (among others, and after some digging), which seems relevant:http://code.dblock.org/ShowPost.aspx?id=63
> That post indicates that CryptProtectData uses the FIPS 140-1 compliant
> CSP with either 3DES (in Windows 2000) or AES (in later versions).
>
> Note: in this case, I also tried MSDN (e.g.http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/aa380261.aspx), but there wasn't much
> useful information on there, which is unusual.
>
> On 2009-11-18 11:13, jfinke wrote:
>
> > Hi,
>
> > I am trying to track down how the locally cached credentials are
> > protected when saved to the hard drive.
>
> > I looked through the code and saw that it was using the
> > CryptProtectData call from MS' cryptoapi.
>
> > Is there a way to verify what encryption method, say 3DES or AES, is
> > being used?
>
> > Thanks!
>
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