a thought on breaking the encryption....

Discussion in 'iOS Jailbreak & Cydia' started by BiikeMike, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. BiikeMike

    BiikeMike New Member

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    this could be a stupid idea, but from what I understand the problem with a brute force attack on the iPod touch password is that it would take years. What if someone wrote a "folding at home" program so we could all spread ou the process?

    If we got 1000 people working on it, it would only take a few days, right?
  2. Placa

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    Well, basicllay YES! But to programm something like that would take a long time! Also there will be simpler ways

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  3. zayin

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    Well, basically NO, NO, NO and NO!
    There is community bruteforce efforts lake this that has been successfull att 64b enc by distributed.net.
    Then it took more then 4years and more then 300,000 participants.
    The iPoT is encrypted with a AES-192 enc which would take 4^(192-64) years, in a much more simplified scenario. Then the this little planet would be long gone, "eaten by the sun" and the sun will have exploded.

    If anything a cache timing attack would work and then it needs no community effort.
    In my understanding that would only work if you have access to iPoT iow it needs to be jailbreaked?
  4. hollip3020

    hollip3020 New Member

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    just nitpicking, the sun will not explode. it would have to be at least 9 times its current mass to become a supernova.
  5. zayin

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  6. Mint-Berry Crunch

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    So, this may seem like a noobish question but what does decrypting the firmware allow us to do?
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    Find a way around it.

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