Local file encryption

Adam Funk a24061 at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 19 17:42:42 CET 2007

On 2007-02-19, John Clizbe wrote:

> The passphrase is only one protection on your keypair and it's
> pretty much the protection of last resort - given an easily
> guessable/brute-forced passphrase, it's "Game-Over." if an attacker
> gets access to the keyring files. Another protection is to
> physically secure your keyring files (or at the minimum, the secret
> ring) by storing it on removable media of some sort:

Is there any reason to physically secure your *public* keyring in
normal use?  (Well, I suppose you might want to hide your secret

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