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Characters in passwords

Topics: Technical Issues
Mar 4, 2015 at 3:30 AM
I'm kind of new to cryptography, so this question may sound naive, but, aside from practical considerations, instead of using fewer than 100 known and sequential characters to compose passwords in VeraCrypt, what's the impediment to using the full range of ASCII values? Come to think of it, the ability of a user to add even one more random value from the rest of the ASCII range would make a brute-force attacker face the possibility of having to deal with up to 256 different values.
Mar 4, 2015 at 12:44 PM
Please see http://veracrypt.codeplex.com/workitem/62 (UniCode 8.0 basis for VeraCrypt), and then vote for this issue. Thanks!