Anthony E . Greene
Sun Feb 18 03:43:00 2001
On Sat, 17 Feb 2001 14:03:45 Stefan Bellon wrote:
>Yes, ok, then let's make my suggestion different. Then I think a
>confirmation question like:
> "Are you sure you want to export your secret key? (y/N)"
>Should appear. I *know* that it doesn't introduce any security. But
>it's generally a bad thing when you notice "Oooops, was this my SECRET
>KEY BLOCK I attached to that email? Sh*t! Why didn't GnuPG warn me
>about this." Not that this happened to me, but I know a few people that
>are afraid of this happening.
You have to specify "--export-secret-key" on the command line in order to do
this. I just can't see that happening by mistake. No graphical interface
should make it easy to export the secret key. In fact, I'd suggest that the
user be forced to use the command line to extract the secret key, just to
make it harder for novices to do it unintentionally.
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