I started Working On a encryption project, but I am facing a problem with the leak of encryption keys. Is there a list of the most popular encryption keys used, like the password lists of most used passwords?

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    How about googling for "most used passwords"? Was the result not good enough? – mentallurg Jun 24 '18 at 18:39
  • password are not encryption keys when Term " Encryption " is used we are talking about 3 parts Encryption Key plain text cipher text – genral Hummel Jun 24 '18 at 18:41
  • You should not really have any that are used more than once. That's a feature of a random choice of number with a huge number of digits. – Rory Alsop Jun 24 '18 at 19:12

Keys differ significantly from the passwords. Key can be derived from password (for example via PBKDF2), but it is not some value that is chosen by programmer, it is generated by computer, and (if correctly implemented) partially or wholly random.

I doubt that there are some "often used" keys, since they are basically big random numbers.

  • thanks , what i mean from the password list here is the term list of most used so i thought there could be list by some used keys in encryption like passwords , any way thanks :) – genral Hummel Jun 24 '18 at 18:46
  • There are some cases where certain values are incorrectly used repeatedly, which cause insecure implementations of secure protocols. For example, the weak Diffie-Hellman parameters that shipped as default with some server implementations. weakdh.org – nbering Jun 24 '18 at 18:48
  • Thankfully cryptographers (who work with keys) are more security-minded than users (who work with passwords) ;) – Andrew Morozko Jun 24 '18 at 18:49
  • leaks can always happen :) – genral Hummel Jun 24 '18 at 18:50

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