Alternate egd socket

Dave Dykstra dwd at
Thu Feb 10 12:06:51 CET 2000

On Thu, Feb 10, 2000 at 06:11:19PM +0100, Matthias Urlichs wrote:
> Hi,
> Werner Koch:
> > IMHO, if someone is able to access the random seed file, he will also
> > be able to access the secret keyring ... well, and then he loads it
> > down starts a dictionary attack and in kost cases he will be able to
> > get the passphrase.
> Bah, dictionary attack... if you're root anyway, wait until the user
> starts up GnuPG, and trace its read() calls. Bingo.

Yes, if it is a live system and not one that has been physically seized.

- Dave Dykstra

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