Changing passphrase

René Lemme mail at
Tue Feb 15 21:18:48 CET 2005

Am Dienstag, 15. Februar 2005 21:00 schrieb Neil Williams:
> On Tuesday 15 February 2005 5:40 pm, René Lemme wrote:
> > Hello group,
> >
> > what would happen if I would change the passphrase of my sec-key but keep
> > a copy of the sec-key with the old passphrase? Could both sec-key files
> > on different pc's be used?
> Provided you remember which passphrase is which, yes. Either key can be
> used to decrypt messages sent to the public key or to make signatures with
> the one key.
> But, why not just have two keys?
> Having two passphrases is no more secure because you can do everything with
> either passphrase, all you need is the right passphrase - so no change
> there.

Thanks for the answer. Was just wondering if I had to change the passphrase on 
different pc's at the same time or if I could still use the key with 
different passphrases before synching them.



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