GnuPG 2.1 Windows 7, pinentry does not allow paste, no way to bypass?

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Mon Jun 4 07:05:24 CEST 2012

On 06/03/2012 11:50 PM, yyy wrote:
> 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.

If your passphrase is stored on a file on your computer, then you may as
well have no passphrase at all, yes.

The only safe place for your passphrase is your memory, and even that
one is fairly easy to crack.  A top-flight hooker costs $5,000 an hour
(according to Eliot Spitzer), a great bottle of Scotch costs $250
(Glenmorangie Signet), and between the two you have a fairly
cost-effective way to recover a passphrase.

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