Brute Forcing LUKS


DT's Guide to Life and Linux

Well, as you might have noticed (and some of you knew) I haven’t been updating auditme or my blog or well much of anything else. Quite simply this was because I locked away most of my data (including auditme) in a LUKS encrypted drive… I know… I’m smart huh?

Incidentally if you have a server with pretty decent uptime you might well forget that LUKS passphrase you’ve probably only used one time when you configured it :-P

So instead of giving up all my data to the encryption gods I decided that I would brute force the pass phrase. This generally speaking is utterly pointless with LUKS full drive encryption. However, in this case I knew all the characters in the passphrase however I did not know the order I had put them in. (This is usually how it works for most people).

In my particular case the passphrase was…

View original post 338 more words

Thank for your comments

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s