Entropy in ascii-armored output?

Joe Smith unknown_kev_cat at hotmail.com
Sat Jul 30 04:33:11 CEST 2005

> All that said, the bottom line is that if the source is random, the
> armor is too.

He was speaking especially of encypted output which is theoretically near 
random, so it is fairly secure. If the password must be long, reproducable, 
and reasonably secure, using ascii-amoured output of encryption of a file is 
fairly secure, assuming the attacker is not aware of the nature of the 
password.If the attacker is aware security goes down some, but not terribly 

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