Help me decode what looks like base64
June 21, 2012 9:04 AM Subscribe
I have a program that stores information in a database. Because this program doesn't have an API, any automation has to be done by writing directly to the database. Some of the database columns are encoded, so in order to write into them I need to know the encoding method. Can you help me figure it out? Examples inside.
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It looks like Base64, but decoding it just comes up with random unicode characters, so I think there's more going on (such as some character padding). Here's some examples, and I can generate additional arbitrary examples through the program if it will be helpful.