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  1. #1
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    Question Mcrypt not decrypting the first eight characters

    I am using the following to encrypt and decrypt a simple multiline string.

    PHP Code:
    $riv_size mcrypt_get_iv_size(MCRYPT_BLOWFISHMCRYPT_MODE_CBC);
    $riv mcrypt_create_iv($riv_sizeMCRYPT_RAND);

    if (
    $operation == 'decrypt')
    $string rtrim(mcrypt_decrypt(MCRYPT_BLOWFISH$crypt_keybase64_decode($string), MCRYPT_MODE_CBC$riv));
    elseif (
    $operation == 'encrypt')
    $string base64_encode(mcrypt_encrypt(MCRYPT_BLOWFISH$crypt_key$stringMCRYPT_MODE_CBC$riv)); 
    However, upon decrypting the string, the first eight characters remain garbled as if they are still encrypted. This is the first time I have ever encountered this problem and I have used mcrypt before in other scripts without the first eight characters remaining encrypted. Why would this happen?

    Currently I am having to pad the string with spaces to the left each time to get around this problem and then strip them after decrypting.
    Last edited by bauhsoj; 06-16-2005 at 06:47 PM.


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