GnuPG 2.1 Windows 7, pinentry does not allow paste, no way to bypass?
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Mon Jun 4 05:50:47 CEST 2012
On 2012.06.03. 23:07, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
> On 6/3/2012 10:46 AM, L G wrote:
>> During command line decryption, pinentry opens a popup window for the
>> passphrase. In the pinentry window, paste (Ctl+V) is not supported.
>> Deal breaker.
> Storing your passphrase in the clipboard is generally considered unwise
> and harmful. Your passphrase is a high-value secret: putting it on the
> clipboard makes it visible to every other process on your system
> (including malware!).
So, if one is incapable of remembering strong passwords (passphrses),
this forces them to use either useless passphrase (breakable in less
than 5 min using dictionary) or use no passphrase at all.
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