A question about 128-bit disk image encryption

Discussion in 'macOS' started by weatherreport, May 3, 2012.

  1. weatherreport macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2012
    Hi everyone. First post here.
    A bitter first post actually. My bag was stolen yesterday. An iPad2 and my external usb drive is the casualty.
    Anyway, I had some personal folders on the disk (HFS formatted). They were encrypted with Disk Utility in AES128 bit with more than 10 digits all in numbers. I was so down today until I read this post in the forum: (And that let me to join the forum)
    People here suggested that it's almost impossible to crack the 128 bit aes encryption. But a lot of time passed by since this thread was active. Any ideas? Do you think my information is safe, wherever they are...
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Even if it weren't nearly impossible to brute force it wouldn't matter - nobody cares about your personal files.
  3. weatherreport thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2012
    Of course I agree. It's just relaxing to know. Only a cold comfort.

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