Windows 8.1 Bitlocker for a NOOB !?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by tomay3000, Jun 14, 2015.

  1. tomay3000

    tomay3000 MDL Member

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    Hello MDLers, I am a real noob on Windows Bitlocker, I have never used it before.
    I am actually running windows 8.1 on my machine, I have got my brother's EliteBook 840 G1 which on boot prompts for Bitlocker drive encryption key for the Windows Partition (the one after the boot one), because I have booted on Kali linux and see that it could not mount it.
    My brother told me that he has forgotten the password for that Bitlocker Encryption (because he had not used it for a while).
    The question is: is there any tool that can bypass or brute-force Windows Bitlocker Encryption !?
    What are my options !?

    if any, please help me. :worthy:
    thank you for your understanding.
     
  2. sandy-bridge

    sandy-bridge MDL Member

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    BitLocer uses AES encryption, which is very strong takes a very long time to brute-force. If your brother hasn't saved the recovery key, your only option is formatting the drive.
     
  3. tomay3000

    tomay3000 MDL Member

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    Thank you for the reply, & no unfortunately he did not save the recovery key.
    I do know about AES encryption which is very strong.
    So for his album photos & videos I have to format the partition (no luck for him).
     
  4. sandy-bridge

    sandy-bridge MDL Member

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    Yeah. I hope he'sokay with you formatting it.
     
  5. tomay3000

    tomay3000 MDL Member

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    Yes he is okay, I have talked with him to format it as the last option.