About Symmetric Ciphers.

Johan Wevers johanw@vulcan.xs4all.nl
Sat, 15 Apr 2000 12:21:49 +0200 (MET DST)

Werner Koch wrote:

> 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.
Personally I don't, but to be honest I still use 128-bits IDEA for my archives (I doubt scientology will be able to break that by brute-force anyway). But if you use entire sentences for your passphrases, with ElItE c00l spelling and so, wouldn't that suffice? -- ir. J.C.A. Wevers // Physics and science fiction site: johanw@vulcan.xs4all.nl // http://www.xs4all.nl/~johanw/index.html PGP/GPG public keys at http://www.xs4all.nl/~johanw/pgpkeys.html