Storing secrets on other people's computers

Jerome Baum jerome at
Fri May 6 00:31:09 CEST 2011

On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 15:15, Daniel Kahn Gillmor <dkg at>wrote:

> PS If Robert follows through on this, he certainly wouldn't be the only
> person to publish his secret key.  Search for "BEGIN PGP PRIVATE KEY
> BLOCK" in your favorite search engine.

I do wonder how many of those are to make past signatures deniable, and how
many can be accounted to "I feel that my pass-phrase is safe".

For the latter, I don't get it -- it's not like keeping the key secret takes
a lot of effort -- but it does decrease your security ever so slightly.
Besides proving a point, why would you publish?

Jerome Baum

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PGP: 2C23 EBFF DF1A 840D 2351 F5F5 F25B A03F 2152 36DA
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