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Thread: Best Encryption Software?

  1. #31
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    Re: Best Encryption Software?

    Quote Originally Posted by GrantStoner View Post
    I'm not sure how many bits it is, but it's either 64 or 65 characters long, and includes capitals, lower case letters, and special characters. How would you tell how many bits your pw is?
    If you're using a truly random password of 64 characters in length that spans all 94 ascii printable characters (excluding whitespaces), then your password is much stronger than 256 bits. It's more on the order of 420 bits.

    Password entropy can be calculated with the following formula:

    Code:
    log2(n) * l
    
    Where n = number of possible characters in password
    Where l = length of password
    Congratulations on having a phenomenal memory!

    And you said you can change the algorithm from within the menu? Is this the menu as you're installing Ubuntu? Or is there some kind of menu within Ubuntu I can use to change preferences?
    You do it during the install. I believe the options are AES, Twofish, and Serpent. All offer 128, 192, or 256 bits, iirc.

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    Re: Best Encryption Software?

    Quote Originally Posted by rookcifer View Post
    You do it during the install. I believe the options are AES, Twofish, and Serpent. All offer 128, 192, or 256 bits, iirc.
    Does it allow you to cascade?

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