private key protection

Jerome Baum jerome at
Mon Oct 17 23:44:07 CEST 2011

> Your private key being stolen isn't really that big of a deal. If you
> have a very strong passphrase, possessing your private key gives an
> attacker almost no leverage.  With a strong passphrase, the average
> attacker isn't going to be able to break your key on modern hardware
> and anyone who could break it probably doesn't need your private key
> to decrypt your messages anyway.

I'm going to lean very far out the window and assume he meant the actual
private key, not the private key-ring/-file/...

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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