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Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2011 20:52:26 +0200
From: Robert Ve┼żnaver <>
Subject: Robert's status report #1

Started working on reverse engineering the Mac OS X keychain file format.
Found some helpful doc here:, but it doesn't seem to be complete. Apparently, every config file on Mac OS X is in some kind of plist file format except this keychain file which is in some proprietary format... go figure :)
Will try to extract more info about file format from the cpp files directly.

Overview of the keychain architecture:
I believe the AppleFileDL module is the one that needs to be figured out.

There is a message regarding reading the file format on an Apple mailing list which isn't very... reassuring... but it needs to be done nonetheless:


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