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I have encrypted a hardsik with a 12 charachter random alphanumeric passwrod using LUKS encryption on Ubuntu 18.04 on a 2.5" SATA disk partitioned with ext4.

I'm wondering how secure is such scheme? In other words, provided that the cracker has the best software and talent, how long does it take to crack such encryption?

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    I'd start with the FAQ. gitlab.com/cryptsetup/cryptsetup/-/wikis/… which uses money as the parameter. Talent only involves schemes where the software implementation has some flaw. Commented Nov 19, 2020 at 19:30
  • How can I aply this 1/2 * 2^(bits of entropy in passphrase) formula to my case? Not sure what are my bits of entropy.
    – randon
    Commented Nov 19, 2020 at 19:36
  • LUKS is the container and the encryption used is AES-256. Check this question as a near duplicate: askubuntu.com/questions/97196/… Commented Nov 20, 2020 at 1:11
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    @randon If you include upper, lower, and numbers, that's 62 characters. Which is about 6 bits per character, or 72 bits for 12. So you're talking trillions of dollars if you're using the key stretching algorithm. Commented Nov 20, 2020 at 3:09
  • I see, so please give a complete answer and I'll accept it.
    – randon
    Commented Nov 20, 2020 at 6:28

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