Options to revoke a key

Ben Finney ben at benfinney.id.au
Mon Oct 27 15:47:04 CET 2003

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On 26-Oct-2003, Atom 'Smasher' wrote:
> > As far as the software is concerned, someone who has lost their
> > passphrase is indistinguishable from someone who never knew it.
> although, if you remember pieces of it, then you do (in theory) have
> an advantage over anyone else who might try to brute-force it.... with
> the pieces that you know, and some programming, it still may not be
> feasible to crack your own password.

Which is indistinguishable to the software; it doesn't matter, as far as
the algorithm is concerned, how much knowledge you have if you're
brute-forcing passwords.

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Ben Finney <ben at benfinney.id.au>
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