what are the sub keys
jerome at jeromebaum.com
Wed Mar 23 00:38:39 CET 2011
Grant Olson <kgo at grant-olson.net> writes:
> On 03/22/2011 06:37 PM, Jerome Baum wrote:
>> So, I move my key to a smart card to gain the illusion that it's more
>> secure, while it practically isn't (at least not much more).
> Why wouldn't it be more secure? Before my key was encrypted but
> available on disk, and available unencrypted in system memory. Now it's
> on a specialized smart-card, completely inaccessible to the OS.
"(at least not much more)" -- but agreed, much is a subjective this. I'm
just saying I think people will have the illusion of "this is as secure
as if I had generated it right on the card" -- we're talking about
average Joe who uses only the defaults, doesn't read up on what they
mean, and has "heard somewhere" that smart cards are double plus good.
> Sure, I can't guarantee that the NSA or a Chinese Hacker didn't
> compromise my keys a year ago, but I'm still much more secure now than I
> was then.
Absolutely agreed. We were just talking past each other.
PGP: A0E4 B2D4 94E6 20EE 85BA E45B 63E4 2BD8 C58C 753A
PGP: 2C23 EBFF DF1A 840D 2351 F5F5 F25B A03F 2152 36DA
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