In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Andreas writes:
>[newbie here]
>I was wondering how can one tell if some data was successfully 
>decrypted. Isn't there an assumption going on about what the cleartext 
>data should be? Text? Image? ZIP file? Ziped jpeg? Another cyphertext? 

There are a lot of ways to tell, but you generally have to have some 
idea what you're looking for.  For two examples of how to do it, see (or .pdf) and (or .pdf)

                --Prof. Steven M. Bellovin,

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