Question about FAQ section 7.1
atom at suspicious.org
Fri Sep 24 22:10:43 CEST 2004
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On Fri, 24 Sep 2004, David Shaw wrote:
>> Also, does anyone see any basic problems in encrypting =<700MB files
>> using --recipient (My-Name) --encrypt (File), i.e. encrypting to one's
>> self for files only for yourself. Is it better to encrypt with say
>> TWOFISH, or a Key-pair even though you are only encrypting to yourself.
> No basic problem. Some people like to use --symmetric when encrypting
> to themselves, and some people like to use their public key. It's
> really a matter of taste. I prefer to use my public key so I don't have
> one more passphrase to remember ;)
if i'm making an encrypted backup of my HD i use a symmetric passphrase
(in addition to my public key), because if i lose my HD it will be
inconvenient to recover my secret key from the backup, if the backup is
only encrypted with my secret key.
PGP key - http://atom.smasher.org/pgp.txt
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