GnuPG neophyte inquiries.
qed at tiscali.it
Mon Aug 21 15:39:14 CEST 2006
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On 08/21/2006 02:59 PM, Mark H. Wood wrote:
>>> 1). My roommate and I share a WinXP box. If I install GnuPG 1.4.5 on
>>> it, would this represent a potential security concern?
>> Your keyring would be stored in your personal home dir, if you have
>> installed XP on a NTFS partition(i.e.: permissions are enabled)
> Assuming they spent the extra $100 for XP Professional rather than the
> XP Toy^wHome edition that comes with most PCs (which has only the
> protection-free VFAT).
I had forgotten that distinction, I use Un*x.
But I believe even the home version has NTFS support, not per-user/group
permissions(maybe there was a tweak to enable them) nor EFS.
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