hard-copy backups

Samuel ]slund samuel at Update.UU.SE
Thu Jan 5 23:51:43 CET 2006

On Thu, Jan 05, 2006 at 02:07:17PM -0500, Atom Smasher wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Jan 2006, Janusz A. Urbanowicz wrote:
> >from my experience, all keys for long-term, _safe storage_ (and after 
> >revocation) should be kept with no passphases at all
> >
> >human memory is very volatile and some day you gonna need to decrypt an 
> >old email encrypted with the key you revoked in 1993[1], and there's is 
> >no way you'll remember the old, long time not used, non-trivial 
> >passphrase
> ====================
> and then keep the printout in a very safe place? a very well hidden place? 
> very safe, well hidden place?
> hehe... the problem then isn't remembering the passphrase, but remembering 
> where you put the paper ;)

In Sweden people with weapon licenses are required to either keep their
weapons locked up in a safe that is non-trivial to move or store them 
with the "vital part" and ammunition removed and hidden in different places.

Might be applicable?


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