Private Key Generation from Passwords/phrases

Perry E. Metzger perry at
Thu Jan 18 17:13:26 EST 2007

John Denker <jsd at> writes:
> There is only one technical definition of entropy,


So you're saying Chaitin-Kolmogrov information and other ways of
studying entropy are "wrong"? I think that's a bit unreasonable, don't

There are different definitions that are useful at different
times. Fundamentally, mathematics provides us with models, which are
sometimes applicable to a particular practical problem, and sometimes
are not applicable. It is dangerous to forget that. When you do, you
get things like "proofs of security" based on inapplicable models, and


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