Safe decryption with GnuPG?
Robert J. Hansen
rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Tue Feb 5 19:14:59 CET 2008
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Krzysztof Żelechowski wrote:
> GnuPG claims it locks memory pages so that they are never dumped.
On systems where that's supported, sure. On systems where that's not
supported, it doesn't. Ergo, tread carefully.
> (although I am quite surprised
> because the requirements are quite obvious to me;
> for what is the benefit of encryption
> when a bad robot can read over your shoulder?)
If your hardware is compromised then you are absolutely screwed, and
there is nothing you can do about it. Bang, period, game over, end of
sentence, end of discussion.
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