Protect pubring.gpg and secring.gpg
faramir.cl at gmail.com
Sat Sep 6 04:10:02 CEST 2008
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David Koppenhofer escribió:
> On Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 5:33 PM, Faramir <faramir.cl at gmail.com> wrote:
>> David Vegano escribió:
>>> It´s a goog idea encrypt secring.gpg file?
>> Only if you remember to decrypt it before doing anything with GPG. And
>> that means you can't encrypt it using GPG, unless you use some kind of
>> self-extracting encryption. But you can put that file in and encrypted
> I thought the secring.gpg file _was_ encrypted; that's why you need
> the passphrase to use it...
I am not sure if the secring.gpg file is encrypted as a whole "thing",
or if each key is individually encrypted... Since we can have a lot of
keys, and each one can have its own passphrase, I _suppose_ they are
individually encrypted. And I don't know how strong is that encryption
(GPG supports at least 7 cipher algorithms, and I don't know what algo
it uses to store the keys).
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