karrika wrote:The funny thing is that many government installations require 1024 or 2048 bit keys. How many character passwords fulfill this?
You're confusing password strength with crypto key lengths.
You get a reasonably strong password with about 12 characters. You get stronger security with pass phrases. Things that force users to generate 8 complex characters (letters, numbers, upper & lower case and some funky punctuation mark) are not secure enough. We humans are incredibly useless at generating random things. Things like Benford's Law https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benford's_law
get in the way of passwords with numbers.
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