Limit of maximum password length
Christopher J. Walters
cwal989 at comcast.net
Tue Oct 30 01:00:39 CET 2012
On 10/27/2012 02:54 AM, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
> No, I don't. I think that using passphrases longer than about 80
> characters shows you don't understand the problem. :)
Yes, and only a savant could memorize even an 80 character passphrase.
> A 1024-character passphrase is so long I doubt you could memorize it
Well you could if you replaced you brain with a computer. ;) Though, then
you'd have to protect your brain against hacking attacks, as well.
> rjh at flynn:~$ gpg --armor --gen-random 2 16
> That "5FNsIpmx..." is an example of a 128-bit passphrase. That's the
> gold standard for passphrases.
Good idea. It'll work on any system that will run GnuPG, and produce pretty
secure passphrases. I still can't get over the 1024+ character passphrase. I
could *never* remember something that long.
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