maximum passphrase for symmetric encryption ?

Jerome Baum jerome at
Wed Dec 28 00:32:44 CET 2011

On 2011-12-28 00:27, Aaron Toponce wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 27, 2011 at 11:23:50PM +0100, Jerome Baum wrote:
>> I can't tell for gpg specifically but it's not so much about
>> "characters". It's about entropy. Natural language is redundant, and
>> diceware uses words from natural language.
> Yes, but each word in the diceware list contains about 12.9 bits of
> entropy, due to the random nature of rolling a fair D6.

How is this in conflict with what I said?

PGP: A0E4 B2D4 94E6 20EE 85BA E45B 63E4 2BD8 C58C 753A
PGP: 2C23 EBFF DF1A 840D 2351 F5F5 F25B A03F 2152 36DA
No situation is so dire that panic cannot make it worse.

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