PKWare and WinZip agree to support the other's password-based decryption.
Compression software companies PKWare Inc. and WinZip Computing Inc. have
agreed to make their rival approaches to encrypting zip files more
compatible. Both companies have agreed to support the others
password-based decryption. The agreement eases fears that the ubiquitous
Zip standard could become fragmented by incompatible methods of
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