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comment What real world benefits does PGP have over sending email with SSL/TLS such as with HTTPS?
@Kromey: jww's bigger point is that they can see that you emailed Joe, Alice and Bob. Alice also contacts Pete often and Pete happens to be associated with terrorist group X. When you sent that "grandma's top secret recipe", 5 minutes after "POP'ing" the email from the server Alice fired of an e-mail to Pete and 2 hours later the bomb went off 3 blocks away from you. The point being: even though the actual message (rather: body) of the e-mail can't be read; there's a whole lot more you can't (easily) hide and which PGP doesn't solve.
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comment XKCD #936: Short complex password, or long dictionary passphrase?
@D.W. Ah, that was SO subtle I missed it! Thanks for pointing that out!
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comment XKCD #936: Short complex password, or long dictionary passphrase?
@PaĆ­loEbermann I have no idea; all words come from some random "Dictionary" database I had lying around. My comment is not about perfect spelling though but about not "simply" being able to create easy to remember 'sentences' (regardless of any typos I may have made).
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comment XKCD #936: Short complex password, or long dictionary passphrase?
@D.W. "Rather, it is to select 4 words at random from a smaller dictionary of the 2000 most common words." I don't see that anywhere in the comic, nor in the "tooltip" in the original xkcd comic? Also: how does a smaller ditionary improve entropy (which the comic is about)??
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answered XKCD #936: Short complex password, or long dictionary passphrase?