tool for locating AES keys in a captures memory image
This program illustrates automatic techniques for locating 128-bit and 256-bit AES keys in a captured memory image.
The program uses various algorythms and also performs a simple entropy test to filter out blocks that are not keys. It counts the number of repeated bytes and skips blocks that have too many repeats.
This method works even if several bits of the key schedule have been corrupted due to memory decay.
20 March 2013
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20 March 2013
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