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Post by Jon »

First of all, DavidXanatos, thank You very mush for so important tool for saving human rights and privacy. :) Especially nowadays when almost all huge corporations like Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Akamai, etc. collect everything of people say, write and search in astronomically gigantic data stores - giant dossiers for everyone (”Big Data for Big Brother:twisted: ) and widely sale this information from one to another evil-corporations: www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/11/ ... ce-privacy
Moreover, sure, that DiskCryptor and VeraCrypt saves and will save a lot of good people lives, such as true journalists, social- and eco- activists, lawyers, opposition figures in dictator counties such as North Korea, Venezuela, Russia, Belarus, etc. where the authorities have already completely destroyed human rights and widely use tortures, abductions and poisoning freedom-oriented people. :evil:

But we have the problem: modern supercomputers can make more than 10^17 floating-point operations per second (FLOPS) so if it used for brute force cracking average human password - it become possible during seconds :!: : www.quora.com/How-fast-could-the-worlds ... cters-long

Fortunately there is a solution of this problem - if we set some ”time interval between passwords attempts” (highly simplified wording). For example in VeraCrypt it was realized by using PIM (Personal Iterations Multiplier) - it is a multiplier on the number of iterations which “alters the number of iterations done with a hashing function.”: https://security.stackexchange.com/ques ... -necessary And nowadays it is still good protection of passwords brute-forcing until quantum computers become available in future.

So question is - does DiskCryptor have some anti brute-forcing protection as like PIM in VeraCrypt or something like this? :?:

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Post by DavidXanatos »

Not yet, but it could be added, although picking a 128bit password s the safest way for the foreseeable future

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