Win32 passphrase proposal

John Arundel
Wed Jul 25 17:29:01 2001

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On 2001-07-25 at 09:47:41, Daryl Krauter warbled:

> Anyway, since there are slots in the Windoze Registry for GnuPG which
> alteration of 'language' and 'homedir', I'd like to propose adding
one more:
> Specifically 'passphrase'
Bruce Schneier once remarked that there were two kinds of cryptography in the world: cryptography that will stop your kid sister reading your files, and cryptography that will stop major governments from reading your files. Storing your passphrase in the Windows registry would arguably change GnuPG from a Type 2 crypto product to a Type 1. I'm not sure that's quite in the spirit of the project. John -- "In Vegas, I got into a long argument with the man at the roulette wheel over what I considered to be an odd number." - Steven Wright _____________________________________________________________________ I prefer encrypted mail (see headers for PGP key) Why encrypt? _____________________________________________________________________ --zS7rBR6csb6tI2e1 Content-Type: application/pgp-signature Content-Disposition: inline -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.6 (GNU/Linux) Comment: For info see iEYEARECAAYFAjte5VYACgkQw69+kJpgH/Qq2wCdH7XNow9eiAWqlxG5lc9viGE9 9rEAnRj5Cb34dYuls+pYbFZPMo98d6hX =WpgG -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- --zS7rBR6csb6tI2e1--