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comment Is Steganography a safe method to store secret data?
Re-reading it it doesn't make much sense. Maybe "compress first and then encrypt, before steganography"?
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comment XKCD #936: Short complex password, or long dictionary passphrase?
@kizzx2 - yes. 96^11 is smaller than 7776^6. Thus, a random password of 11 letters, chosen from 96 different characters, will be hard to use but quite good; while a random passphrase of 6 words (chosen from a list of 7776 words) will be easy to use and stronger.