[Enigmail] Paste passphrase from clipboard into pinentry dialogbox

Anne Wilson anne at lydgate.org
Sun Mar 29 14:07:38 CEST 2015


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On 29/03/2015 10:32, Samir Nassar wrote:
> On Sunday, March 29, 2015 10:26:53 AM Anne Wilson wrote:
>> Personally I prefer my password to be reference to a book - and
>> you haven't a snowball in hell's chance of knowing which book or
>> what reference to it :-)  I doubt if even my closest family would
>> guess the book.
> 
> You might be wrong, you might be right, at most you are right for
> the situation you live in.
> 
> Part of the discussion happening here is about general principles
> that cover cases where the risk is assessed to be adversaries who
> are making trillion guesses per second.
> 
I'm cautious, but not paranoid.  Since the result looks like a random
sequence it would not be easy to crack, and there are certainly easier
places for "him" to go.  However, I appreciate that in some
circumstances, for example corporate accounts, you may have to take
some additional precaution.  I do feel strongly, though, that the more
complicated something is, and the more "steps" it takes to complete
the entry, the more you increase the risk.

A personal opinion, though.

Anne

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