VFDecrypt (“VileFault Decrypt”) is a program originally intended to was written by Jacob Appelbaum (ioerror) and released at 23c3 • . • • New Methods in Hard Disk Encryption. Read – THANKS to the guys at ! THEY did the real in-depth study to make this possible! I just put together .

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Just because a little header is gone all my data gone?! Comments Comments are closed. They are compiled as stated above, from the original sources, without any modification:. Rayit seems that if the backup sparseimage from which you take the “header” has a virtual size lower than the one with the broken header, although you will be able to open vilefult and see the complete contents after the following operation, you will still be unable to access the contents of files which are stored after the size of the working backup.

Recover/repair a corrupt AES-128 encrypted sparse image

In one of the interesting talks I missed during last year’s 23C3 while being busy doing other things Jacob Appelbaum, Ralf-Philipp Weinmann and David Hulton presented their successful attempt to reverse-engineer the file format. At 23C3, the “Unlocking FileVault” session analyzed FileVaultincluding possible methods of compromising the disk storage system.

Make sure you click the checkbox “securely erase”. So my advice is: The Key, the salt, the iv initialization vector and other info are stored into the image header, a 4kb block, which is in turn encrypted using 3DES-EDE. As two readers have been reporting thanx to Pietro and G. I’m posting here also the binaries ppc and intel for vfdecrypt, in case you don’t have gcc installed. Another good source of information on mounted disks is Disk Utility.


Unlocking FileVault

Without even vilefaultt possibility to repair it somehow!? If you have no backup image from which to restore the header, there is some chance to find these on the free space of your hard disk.

Vielfault fact, I believe that if the header of a version 2 image has been corrupted or deleted, most probably you’ll also have to reconstruct more of the image, that is, the partition map for example. The case handled here is: You can counter-Check it with the following:. With version 1 of the header, at every change of the image, the “header” has to be re-appended to the vileault of the file.

This function generates the bit key needed using your passphrase. If the result vileffault “1” then you have a version 2 header, which is at the beginning. The solution for this is: If you find it, try to copy that block back to a file best on another device, to avoid overwriting it.

VFDecrypt – The iPhone Wiki

Among the topics discussed at the 23rd Chaos Communication Vikefault was FileVault, the encryption technology in OS X which might be described as “security for the rest of us.

In other words, an open implementation that allows you to read encrypted disk images on other operating systems. For those who don’t know, FileVault functions by creating a sparse image of the Home directory and encrypting it using AES and bit keys. Because AES encryption is not just your passphrase molded into your data. They provide slides and source code of their “vilefault” tools at crypto.

Didn’t have this case and I hope to never have it The source download includes two programs, vfcrack and vfdecrypt. If I’m not mistaken—and being an AOLperson that is always a possibility—you don’t actually have the trillion years of protection that Apple’s hyperbole-loving marketing department tosses out there blithely.


Recover/repair a corrupt aes-encrypted sparse image (or File Vault) on Mac OS X

This would include using secure virtual memory and disabling “safe sleep” for now. Replace names in the first two lines or rename your images accordingly. Besides that, it appears the biggest vulnerability of FileVault comes from poor password choice, a vilefauly being the best attack vector. But see below, on how to seek your hard disk for a lost header. Here is what I used:.

They neglected to ship a makefile for vfdecrypt, but it’s really straightforward to compile. Might be useful for Vipefault, too:. LLC, makers of Knoxhits the high points of the conference, villefault can also be found in a PDF document that was obviously not produced with Vi,efault, along with tools for “analyzing” FileVault.

It looks like the v1 header contains information about the virtual size of the image as well. As You can see from the above, both headers have a string to recognize them: I’ve seen that sometimes, Mac OS X actually mounts an image but doesn’t show the volume in the Finder or on the desktop don’t know why.

Your passphrase gets thru a method called pbkdf2. This will reduce the risk of corruption dramatically. The inverse is true for “encrcdsa”, version 2, i. If You made a new filevault before For the latter whether it is an image or a real diskthere’s no better tool than Disk Warrior. Please note by “corrupt image” I don’t mean necessarily “corrupt filesystem” which may vllefault be the case, but it is only indirectly handled here.