[OT] passphrases Was: Re: Allowing paste into pinentry-gtk-2?

Johan Wevers johanw at vulcan.xs4all.nl
Sun Apr 17 20:34:01 CEST 2011

On 17-04-2011 4:56, Todd A. Jacobs wrote:

> While I'm not disputing that you've created a reasonably strong
> passphrase, my original point was that any passphrase that isn't fully
> random has a reduced keyspace.

I thought that was the main reason for using a hash of the
password/phrase as symmetric key, to usilize the whole keyspace. And of
course to have a key of the correct length out of any length password
without possibly cutting it off or passing with zeroes (giving a reduced
keyspace) as added bonus.

With kind regards,

Johan Wevers

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