I just installed 'mcrypt'. When I try to encrypt some file with DES using the command 'mcrypt -a des myfile', I am prompted for a passphrase with a maximum character count of 512.
> mcrypt -a des myfile > Enter the passphrase (maximum of 512 characters)
How can DES support 512 characters or is there something wrong with the program? I like 'mcrypt' because it gives me the longest password characters but for DES?
Additionally, is the program secure enough?
I know that i been asking a lot but my final question will come after that one :)