A way to crack disk image passwords?

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  1. Bengt77 macrumors 68000

    Bengt77

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    Just yesterday I created a disk image from a folder. I chose to create an encrypted image (which means I need a password to mount it). Right after creating the image, I deleted the source folder, since I wanted all the data to be secure.

    But now I can't remember the password! STUPID, STUPID ME!

    Is there any way to crack the AES-128 encryption of Apple's own disk images (the ones with the *.dmg-extension)? Not that I need the files inside the specific disk image right now, but I wouldn't like them to be lost forever.

    Thanks in advance, anyone! GOD, I FEEL SO STUPID!
     
  2. thecow macrumors 6502

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    Did you save the password to the keychain? If you didn't, you try to remember harder because thats all that you can do.
     
  3. Bengt77 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Bengt77

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    Well, because it's quite sensitive information I intentionally didn't do that. So that means I'm fscked, right?!...

    Darn!
     
  4. wPod macrumors 68000

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    an unfortunate lesson in remebering your password. ive forgotten passwords before, but i know myself well enough to trick myself into remebering them again! haha! give it some time, maybe it will come back to you.
     
  5. oldschool macrumors 65816

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    visualize successfuly opening the locked image. sooner or later you will succeed.
     
  6. Bengt77 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Bengt77

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    Hehe...

    Okay, that actually made me smile. Though, I'm still being mad at myself for forgetting the password. STUPID, STUPID ME!
     
  7. oldschool macrumors 65816

    oldschool

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    no i'm totally serious. don't try to remember the password...just imagine yourself in a world where you remember it.

    i do this for lost items all the time, and more often than not i find them.

    sure theres no 5% margin, or chi squared test on my results..but never the less..it works.


    glad i could put a smile on your face though :D
     

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