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Re: Crypto Question
From: Ted Rolle <ted () php net>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2003 11:36:15 -0600 (CST)

I reread your question: key size does matter because the bad guy has to
deal with a larger keyspace with the longer keys.

On Fri, 7 Nov 2003, McGill, Lachlan wrote:

Am I right in assuming that an encrypted file/email is only as secure as the passphrase used for the private key? 
i.e. If i use the passphrase 'password' then does it become irrelevant what key size I use to encrypt the data?

If someone can please briefly explain this to me I would be much appreciative.

Thanks.




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