Securing Secret Keys

Johan Wevers
Fri Mar 28 15:39:02 2003

Brad Tilley wrote:

> I'm changing jobs, and I'll be leaving my old Linux workstation for a new
> one at another company. What is the proper way to remove my keys from the
> old machine?

rm -rf ~/.gnupg

would usually be sufficient. If you are more paranoid you could overwrite
the keys first, but that doesn't necessarily work on an ext2 filesystem.

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