insecure memory warning

Werner Koch
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 keyid 621CC013 Boycott Amazon! -