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.IVS File Extension

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File Type 1Initialization Vector File

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CategoryData Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

File used by Aircrack-ng and other WEP wireless network key cracking applications; contains initialization vectors ("IVs"), which are the seeds used for generating encrypted data on the network; processed by a cracking utility to get the WEP key for the network.

More Information

To crack a WEP key with Aircrack-ng, users first perform an ARP (Address Resolution Protocol) Injection on the network, which forces the wireless device to generate packets with new IVs. These IVs that are dumped into an IVS file which Aircrack-ng uses to decipher the WEP key.

NOTE: Because of the weakness of WEP encryption, it has been replaced by other wireless network encryption protocols.

Program(s) that open .IVS files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Aircrack-ng
Updated 8/12/2011

File Type 2Internet Streaming Video

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CategoryVideo Files
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Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

Definition

Contains information about a streaming video file, including how it should be streamed.

Program(s) that open .IVS files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
A video player
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
A video player
Updated 2006