Serhiy Storchaka added the comment:
I quote from Gregory P. Smith (msg91897):
The decryption provided by the zipfile module is for the worthless
32-bit crc based "encryption" of zipfiles. I think promoting the use of
that is a bad idea.
zipfile can be used by people to get their data out of such files. We
should not encourage them to put it and/or their code into such a stupid
I think that the effort required for speedup of this almost useless feature is
If someone want to implement the "strong encryption" for zip files - welcome.
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