insecure memory warning
Fri, 14 Jan 2000 19:29:35 +0100
On Fri, 14 Jan 2000, hardpack wrote:
> gpg: Warning: using insecure memory!
> what does this mean? how bad is this?
See the man page under BUGS and option --no-secmem-warning
> also, is --symmetric the correct option to use? and how strong is
> the encryption when there is no passing of keys?
You give a key when you use --symmetric (-c). The key is derived from
the passphrase you have to enter. The security depends on a quality
of the passphrase.
Werner Koch at guug.de www.gnupg.org keyid 621CC013
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