Key safety vs Backup : History of a bad day (key-restoration problem)

Atom Smasher atom at
Sun Oct 28 12:00:17 CET 2007

On Sun, 28 Oct 2007, Atom Smasher wrote:

responding to self...

> even with a reasonably strong pass-phrase i wouldn't want to walk around 
> with my secret key on a flash-drive with my physical keys, but hidden in 
> a JPG of family/friends/pets it would be easily overlooked if i lost 
> possession of the flash-drive. and if all of my drives picked the same 
> day to die, i'd have a recoverable copy of the secret key.

now this has me thinking.... take a picture with your digital camera; hide 
your secret key in it; put the image back on the camera's flash-card.

no one would ever think of looking for your key there. unless they're 
reading this thread. oh-well.


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