[Q] Diceware password size
Wed May 28 02:07:02 2003
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On Tue, May 27, 2003 at 05:46:42AM -1000, Denis McCauley wrote:
> Third, you can include spaces between the words, or not, which would
> double the search time.
Yes, but this is not completely true. For instance, without spaces,
some passphrases are equivalent: consider the following extremely insecure
now, if an attacker tries one of these, w/o spaces, the other one is free.
This decreases the potential number of passphrases. It is therefore
reccomended to use spaces.
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