Fw: Paperkey question
faramir.cl at gmail.com
Mon Feb 9 06:56:40 CET 2009
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Dirk Zemisch escribió:
>>From David Shaw came the following:
>> Yes and no. Someone could restore your private key in the sense
>> that they could recreate the same secret key file that you have.
>> However, they could not use it as the paper key has the same
>> passphrase as your secret key.
> And from Ian:
>> No the paperkey is encrypted with your passphrase as well. They
>> could restore your secret key but would not know but would need your
>> passphrase to use it.
> Thanks for the answers. I always was ready to burn my paperkey
> print. Now I don't need to do so. ;-)
But don't forget it also means if you forget your passphrase, you are
toasted... or if your passphrase is too easy, it could be broken...
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