A question about 128-bit disk image encryption

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

  1. weatherreport macrumors newbie

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    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)
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=195310
    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...
    Thanks.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    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

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

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