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Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 08:54:01 +0530
From: Dhiru Kholia <>
Subject: Re: Cracking GNOME Keyrings [the easy way]

On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 3:05 AM, Lukas Odzioba <> wrote:
> It looks like not this process is doing the job.

Right. The actual work is done in gnome-keyring-daemon process itself.

> I am a bit confused about what gkcrack does, could you say something
> more about it?

gkcrack cracks GNOME Keyrings. Keyrings can be password protected and
gkcrack helps you find the passwords.

> Have you looked into gnome-keyring-deamon source?
> If yes, have you found something that can tell us what kind of crypto
> alg is under the hood?

I am still looking into it. So far all I know is that it uses PKCS
#11. I haven't figured out how the key stretching function is working,
what is the file format, etc. More work is required.


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