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Currently Studying Computer Science at Birmingham University in the UK


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comment Why can an encrypted private key be brute forced?
Thanks, This is the question that I was trying to ask thanks for figuring that out. Is it impossible to design a key where it was harder to verify the key was correct? Thus making a key 'safer' from brute force attacks, or is this pointless?
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Apr
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comment Why can an encrypted private key be brute forced?
@Ignacio I mean is it possible without contacting the server which has the other half of the key-pair? sshd knows the relating public key
Apr
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comment Why can an encrypted private key be brute forced?
@Babu Why are you able to tell from the key itself if the passphrase was correct? Why does giving an incorrect passprhrase not decrypt the key into some random 'plain-text' rather than the way I understand it which is if you supply the incorrect key you can find out straight away from only the private key?
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comment Why can an encrypted private key be brute forced?
@caf Yes, This is the question I meant. E.g. If I lose my pendrive with a private key file on it (how) is it possible to brute force the correct key without knowing what public key it relates to.
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