[arch-general] How long do you make the passphrase for the private key?

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Tue Jun 25 10:24:58 UTC 2019

On Tue, 25 Jun 2019 11:53:11 +0200, mpan wrote:
>You are trying to argue, that it is OK to use pin tumbler locks in
>wooden doors, while everyone can — at nearly the same price — acquire
>10-inch steel gates with scifi eye scanners and a private army to
>defend the gate.⁽ᵗⁱⁿʸ ᵉˣᵃᵍᵍᵉʳᵃᵗⁱᵒⁿ⁾ ;)


>With Diceware, as an example, you randomly choose 5 words and have a
>60-bit password. Why even bother with obsolete rules?

I agree that Diceware seems to be the best way to go. OTOH if I should
talk in my sleep, it would be easier for my fraudulant girlfriend Mata
Hari to catch words, than the (not enough, to modern security
standards) random chars I'm using at the moment.

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