NULL passphrase. Secure?
Wed May 21 14:07:43 2003
Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder, wrote:
> As soon as a significant number of people start using convenience
> encryption like that with some popular mailer, key theft will appear on
> the script kiddie radar and some trojan will be modified to collect
> private keys. I rate the chance of this happening to almost 100%
You don't have to wait for that, such a virus exists already for a long
time. Since the virus I read from is rather old I doubt it can also find
GnuPG keys, but I agree that that's only a matter of time.
ir. J.C.A. Wevers // Physics and science fiction site:
firstname.lastname@example.org // http://www.xs4all.nl/~johanw/index.html
PGP/GPG public keys at http://www.xs4all.nl/~johanw/pgpkeys.html