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I seriously doubt the standard for passwords these days being 8 characters. I would consider anything below 10 characters seriously flawed. I personally always use 20 character passwords. Often, encryption keys are used as such, while passwords are (or at least should be) strengthened with a KDF. The vulnerability of an n bits password or key depends on the ...


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I know that humans would find it impossible to maintain a 128 bit password -- however, I wonder if there is some technical reason why a 52 bit password would not be as weak as a 52-bit encryption key for that matter. First, I would argue that 128 bits is not impossible to remember. My current password manager master password is almost 100 bits (6 words ...



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