Secret key storage question
ftobin at neverending.org
Tue Jun 18 19:19:01 CEST 2002
Gordon Worley, on 2002-06-18, wrote:
> I'm trying to figure out a couple of things. For example, if the
> passphrase is being used to keep the secret keys unreadable, then am I
> correct in thinking that your passphrase should be the same length as
> the key it's protecting so that a brute force attack on either would
> take just as long?
Yes, but 'length' is an inappropriate term to use. 'strength' is better.
Frank Tobin http://www.neverending.org/~ftobin/
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