mobile GPG installation

Ingo Klöcker
Sat May 10 19:00:01 2003

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On Saturday 10 May 2003 00:49, Michael Nahrath wrote:
> Is there a way to make a fully running GPG-installation on a USB
> stick or some other removable medium? Simply plug in your stick and
> use the GPG application and your own keyrings from it directly,
> without any local installation or permanent changes required.
> Best of all was a FAT32 formatted medium that contains several
> installations for different OSes, but (like it or not ...) Windows
> was the most important platform.

You should have a look at Knoppix. It boots Linux on almost any PC from=20
CD without writing anything to the hard disks. So it's pretty secure.=20
If you don't trust the packagers of the downloadable Knoppix cdimage=20
then simply make your own one. This is definitely as secure as it gets=20
if you have to use a PC which is not your own one. I would still put my=20
secret keyring on a small medium like a USB stick because then you can=20
even let your friends play around with your Knoppix without risking=20
that your secret keys are stolen and because the data on a USB stick=20
can be changed much more easily.


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