How secure asymmetric encryption to yourself?
gerry_lowry (alliston ontario canada)
gerry.lowry at abilitybusinesscomputerservices.com
Mon Feb 23 17:36:49 CET 2009
a paranoid's answer to your question:
your passphrase is also required ... so my best guess is that you are more or less safe;
others on this list would know better than myself.
Here's the paranoid part: if your system became compromised with a keylogger,
you could be vunerable to having your passphrase stolen.
More paranoia: when you're viewing your file as plain text which you must do
to read its contents (unless you're superhuman), your text
is at least temporarilly vunerable.
a paranoid's solution: have a second computer, even a small pocket something
or other that supports PGP/GPG technology and also
is NEVER connected to the rest of the connected world;
keep your secured information on the second computer only;
external backups excluded (you can never have too much
backup; some backup is better than none).
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