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[Discuss] TrueCrypt with SSD

On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 6:26 PM, John Abreau <jabr at> wrote:

> Yes, they also standardized on a 6-character TrueCrypt password for
> all laptops.
> I pushed hard against that, as a password that weak meant we were only
> pretending
> to encrypt the machines, but the guys in Europe wouldn't budge on that.

Wow. Just wow. Were they at least unique 6-character passwords per user?
Even so, how long would that take to crack on a beefy desktop with 4 GPUs?
... a few days at most?

I'd say the same thing as you: what the point of spending all those CPU
cycles if the data is effectively not encrypted?!

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