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Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:19:38 +0200
From: "e@...tmx.net" <e@...tmx.net>
To: passwords@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: GMOs And Passwords

On 08/24/2016 04:22 PM, Jeffrey Goldberg wrote:
> On 2016-08-24, at 1:14 AM, e@...tmx.net wrote:
>
> [long analogy snipped]
>
>> I know you are wondering what all this nonsense has to do with passwords.
>> Well, this is all about the information entropy, which you do happily assign to your passwords without even a glimpse of doubt: IS IT REALLY A QUALITY OF A PASSWORD??? CAN I CREATE A CHARACTERISTIC RELATION THAT MAPS PASSWORDS ON REAL NUMBERS AND IS A FUNCTION???
>
> You do realize that you are preaching to the choir here? Everyone (or almost everyone) on this list is fully aware that the strength of a password is not a function of the password itself.

do you realize how many "security experts" don't even know the 
definition of entropy?

do you claim that malicious "password policies" are already eliminated 
in the world?

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