NULL passphrase. Secure?

Johan Wevers
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.

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