How secure is GnuPG

Johan Wevers
Thu Jul 25 22:17:01 2002

Daniel Carrera wrote:

> Well, I don't use Windows.  However I imagine that this is still possible
> with Linux  (or does Linux do anything to prevent shooping the keyboard?).

Well, you can of course still have keyboard snoopers under Linux. But
using Linux certainly reduces the risk of being infected by a worm with
this functionality (I've heard of one worm that specifically mails pgp
secret keyrings outside). So installation requires either a remote root
hack  or access to your hardware, which is more difficult.

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