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Concerning corruption: Do you have a copy of this encrypted .dmg in your Time Machine backup? Concerning entering your password manually: Have you typed your password out in to a text editor to ensure you are typing the password correctly? Once you have verified the password in the text editor just copy and paste the password into the dialog box for the ...


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you can certainly try your luck cracking it with hashcat. if you want to test it out, capture a PMKID of a wifi that you know the PSK password for and try bruteforcing with the known password to confirm it works. install the latest version of hcxtool from github on Linux: https://github.com/ZerBea/hcxtools then run hxcpcaptool on the pcap file to extract the ...


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WPA2 uses PBKDF2 with HMAC-SHA-1 to derive the key. While the number of rounds (4096) is low and there are definitely better options out there today, this is still a secure approach to generate a key, and you're not going to be able to break it faster than brute force. Certain models of APs have certain types of default passwords, and you could try looking ...


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This question is now answered in their FAQ: How can I protect against Kon-Boot? You can use hard disk encryption software like FileVault (Apple) / Bitlocker (Microsoft) / TrueCrypt or set BIOS/UEFI password in order to stop other people from using Kon-Boot on your computer. Whatever you do remember old, basic security law: If a bad guy has unrestricted ...


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https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/archive/blogs/si_team/bitlocker-recovery-password-details says When a user is entering the key, we accept it 6 digits at a time, and then check to see if the number they just entered is exactly divisible by 11. If it is then we know it might form part of the key - if it doesn't then we know for sure it isn't a valid block. ...


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For passwords, if you know more about the security implementation involved, one using best practices may very well let you be safe with just 44 bits of entropy. That assumes you're not being targeted by someone determined to recovery your password regardless of the cost (although it may get to a point that it's cheaper to finance alternative methods than ...


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