If I use short password like ' myvolume ' and use a key file with it says

WARNING: Short passwords are easy to crack using brute force techniques! We recommend choosing a password consisting of more than 20 characters. Are you sure you want to use a short password?

What I know is if I use keyfile truecrypt use full password length, so why does it warn me?

When I use a keyfile they take the first 1024 bytes and made a password from it. Is there any way that make me extract the password so I can write it down to use it if I dont hve the keyfile?

closed as off topic by user2213, Rory Alsop Apr 10 '12 at 12:17

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It is easier to compromise your keyfile stored on some harddrive or usb-stick than the password stored in your brain.

At least if you don't write the password down somewhere.

  • not true cuz if i use the keyfile only no WARRING.? – rezx Apr 8 '12 at 16:08
  • because the warning is generated by the lenght checker which seemingly just doesn't take into account if you use a keyfile or not. – Baarn Apr 8 '12 at 16:17

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