How do I create a secure cryptographic strength for a Truecrypt volume.

Discussion in 'encryption problems' started by MilkyNine, Jan 1, 2014.

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  1. MilkyNine

    MilkyNine Infrequent Poster

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    I'm trying to encrypt my entire drive. How long do I have to randomly move my mouse in order to have a strong cryptographic strength?
     
  2. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    30 seconds is more than enough.
     
  3. chiraldude

    chiraldude Registered Member

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    TC also collects random data from other sources. In Windows, network statistics and various state variables are collected and added to the random pool. Even if you do not move your mouse at all and wait 30 seconds, there is a good mix of random data entering the pool.
     
  4. MilkyNine

    MilkyNine Infrequent Poster

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    Thanks for the info. I waved my mouse around for 2 minutes which was more than more than enough, lol.
     
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