Re: "The only problem with easy-to-remember keys is that there aren't that many ..."
pmarathe (no login) Posted Jul 3, 2012 4:15 PM
In my program, the encryption key isn't like a password. It specifies which algorithm to use for encryption out of the 2^64 possible algorithms. So if I used user specified keys, the program wouldn't know what to do with them unless they were in the right format. This is why letting users choose their own keys would severely limit the number of possible keys.
There is also a separate password to unlock the program itself. This password is user specified.