About Symmetric Ciphers.

Werner Koch wk@gnupg.org
Fri, 14 Apr 2000 10:25:43 +0200

On Thu, 13 Apr 2000, Johan Wevers wrote:

> > The OpenPGP WG agreed on 256 Bit. I don't like it but some folks

> encryption only. I store some files encrypted but only encrypted with
> a symmetric key. I don't see the need for the asymmetric cypher for
> personal archival purposes.
Just curious how you achieve to create and remember a passphrase yielding enough entropy for a 256 bit key, this seems impossible for me without a hardware token. Werner -- Werner Koch OpenPGP key 621CC013 OpenIT GmbH tel +49 211 239577-0 Birkenstr. 12 email wk@openit.de D-40233 Duesseldorf http://www.openit.de