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Re: Noob dumb question (extending emacs)

From: Michael Heerdegen
Subject: Re: Noob dumb question (extending emacs)
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2021 21:46:35 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Emanuel Berg via Users list for the GNU Emacs text editor
<> writes:

> See below, if we remain at 48 bits of entropy, but instead of
> 60 have an alphabet of only 3 chars, the password length rises
> from 8.13 chars to 30.28 ...
> Does this tell us that it is equally difficult to randomly
> guess the both passwords from the two different configuration
> at these lengths, or what does it tell us?

If your calculation is correct, then yes, sure (if it's clear to the
attacker what exact alphabet you used).  As I said, it's just counting.

> What does "48 bits of entropy" mean BTW?

Did you have a look at the wikipedia article?


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