Some Frequently Asked Questions:
– Where do I get the required Python, PyCrypto and PyWin software to run the script?
To run this program install:
* Python 2.7 from http://www.python.org/download/
* PyCrypto from http://www.voidspace.org.uk/python/modules.shtml#pycrypto
* PyWin Extension (Win32API module) from # http://sourceforge.net/projects/pywin32/files/
Make sure to install Python 2.7. It’s highly recommended to use the 32-Bit Python Windows versions (even with a 64-bit Windows system). Don’t forget to download the right versions for PyCrypto and PyWin (in that case the 2.7 versions)
– I have Adobe (Acrobat/Reader) X and it doesn’t work – what do to?
Adobe X has a protected mode which writes registry entries and files to a secure archive instead on the file system. Some had a success by disabling the protected mode. If that doesn’t work use Adobe Acrobat/Reader 9. Open the file at least one time before using the script (otherwise the necessary files won’t be written on the harddisk).
– I only have a Linux PC and/or a Mac. Does the script work for these, too?
The script works for ADEPT e-book pdfs (the ones you can only read in Adobe Digital Editions) on all platforms. FileOpen support works at the moment only for Windows computers. Linux may be working in the future (if there will be more donations). Update: I thought about the Mac support. I still don’t like Steve Jobs (I think he’s an arrogant a**) but why should Mac users suffer from their master’s egomaniac outburst. If I get some money I will buy IDA Pro for Linux and Mac (so far no way to debug it on these machines). Anyway, the ‘donation restriction’ is still in place (and no donations so far).
Let me make it clear: The script works fine for the Mac with the ADEPT encryption (like in Adobe Digital Editions). The restriction only refers to the FileOpen functionality.
– I have problems with the decryption – what can I do?
Make sure you read the ‘Bug Report Blog Section’ very thoroughly.
– I have a password protected FileOpen PDF. Can I open it without the password?
The FileOpen plugin gets the decryption key from the server. Your only chance is to find the key with a brute force attack. If you got a V1 FileOpen PDF (40 Bits key) you might go through it with a fast computer or a gpu. For that you need a fast programming language (like C/C++) and/or a GPU support (like CUDA). You have to write the program code yourself, of course. For V2 FileOpen PDFs (128 Bit) there is no chance of finding the key in a reasonable time. Short and simple: Most of the time – without the User/Password/Session-Key – you can’t decrypt the PDF – even with the script.
– Where’s the download link, damn it?!
No direct download link available but google is very skilled in finding it.
– What’s a FileOpen DRM anyway?
If you don’t know it you probably won’t need it. Maybe a quick Google search will help your brain to get more knowledge. 😉
– Why is it called a ‘hybrid script’?
IneptPDF (8.0 or higher) does support ADEPT and FileOpen PDFs
– Where can I get ‘support’ and deeper information about the whole script, Python installation, …?
Check out Mobileread FileOpen discussion or Mobileread ADEPT discussion (for Python, PyCrypto, … help) and of course i♥cabbages original script site ( i♥cabbages has nothing to do with the FileOpen script improvements)