Encryption Type in SparseImage ?

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  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

    fab5freddy

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    Does anyone know what kind of encryption is used in
    an Encrypted SparseImage ?

    Just wondering if it is easy for somebody to crack ?

    thanks !
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    you can use either:

    128 - bit AES or 256 - bit AES encryption. the latter being stronger but probably slower as well. both are very strong afaik.
     
  3. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Great. Where can you choose the different types of encryption ?
     
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    go to disk utility>new image

    in the drop down you have the choice of encryption and image type. (as well as size and formating, etc)
     
  5. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    AES is one of the top two strongest ciphers in the world. It has no flaws that can be exploited by current technology.

    It is as safe as the password you use.
     
  6. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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  7. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    You can use Google, can't you?

    "Advanced Encryption Standard"

    Jeez....

    S-
     

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