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thomai
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:36 pm    Post subject: gnupg-2.1.3-r1: Password too long Reply with quote

After ugrading gnupg-2.0.26-r3 to gnupg-2.1.3-r1, seahorse and evolution were not able to unlock my PGP private key.

When I entered the key by hand it failed with the message "Password too long". After downgrading again, everything worked fine.

ARE THEY SERIOUS? :evil:

Can anyone confirm this error? Yes, my passphrase is long, but first, it already worked (so its no design limitation) and second, this is the whole fucking point of pgp - using long passwords to be secure against brute force attacks.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:56 pm    Post subject: Re: gnupg-2.1.3-r1: Password too long Reply with quote

thomai wrote:
this is the whole fucking point of pgp - using long passwords to be secure against brute force attacks.
well, too be more precise : use long password with a wide variety of different characters ...
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