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Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2014 11:33:14 -0800
From: Jeff Keller <>
To: <>
Subject: Re: Need assistance with encrypted Time Machine sparsebundle


>>>> Someone need to implement the missing pieces for Sparsebundle
support. I vaguely recall it has been discussed somewhere. I'm trying to
scramble some brains but I can't promise anything.
>>> Here's where I
found it discussed: [1]
>> Yes, and
this particular case is now [2]
> Note
that DMG brute-force is very slow so even with a working format you 
are not guaranteed a successful crack. So use this time to establish 
base words, possible patterns etc. that you might have used, if 
applicable. If you know it's eg. a plain english word in lowercase, it

> should be easy to crack. If it's a truly random 10 character
> you are out of luck (unless it's digits only or something
like that).
> The good news is that the file created with dmg2john
will contain no 
> sensitive information afaik, so you could publish it
here and hope for 
> volunteers to help with global warming.

You mean once I'm able to use dmg2john :)

I know the password
isn't just a random string of chars. I've got some seed words in my head
that we can try once I get the hash.


Jeff Keller


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