VeraCrypt password character question

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Palancar, Mar 11, 2020.

  1. Palancar

    Palancar Registered Member

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    Still using slightly older versions on my Linux stuff. Didn't want to "clog" the VeraCrypt release thread with this. Does the latest version of VeraCrypt successfully allow the "weird" characters to be used in the password? Everything I do is NON-system so I don't care at all about the system disk and VC. If nobody knows I'll install it on one of my VM snapshots when I get home later.
     
  2. mood

    mood Updates Team

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    "weird" characters :cautious:

    (Unicode-) characters like smileys, symbols,etc. ?
    Regarding this there were some changes recently (for example: "Fix passwords using Unicode characters not recognized in text mode")
     
  3. Palancar

    Palancar Registered Member

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    extended ASCII codes
    e.g. -- š € ¥, etc......
     
  4. mood

    mood Updates Team

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    I was able to create (and mount) a volume with these kind of characters as a password. But i am running a Windows system, not Linux.
     
  5. Palancar

    Palancar Registered Member

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    That shouldn't make any difference at all. You have to do a few basic things to enable Debian to create/use those characters on a keyboard. I asked this question initially because an extra > 100 possible characters for each space changes the math significantly. Also, brute force mechanisms almost never even consider "bruting" against such symbols.

    Mood, thank you for taking the time to test that for me.
     
  6. mood

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    You're welcome.
    [Note: UNICODE characters are accepted in passwords (except Windows system encryption)]
     
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