Protect pubring.gpg and secring.gpg

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Sat Sep 6 05:17:10 CEST 2008

Faramir wrote:
> I am not sure if the secring.gpg file is encrypted as a whole
> "thing", or if each key is individually encrypted.


> And I don't know how strong is that encryption (GPG supports at least
> 7 cipher algorithms, and I don't know what algo it uses to store the
> keys).

As strong as any other symmetric algorithm in GnuPG.  Stronger than you
need, in other words.

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