private key protection

Anthony Papillion papillion at
Mon Oct 17 23:38:24 CEST 2011

On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 4:18 PM,  <takethebus at> wrote:
> what is the best way to protect
> your private key from getting stolen?

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.


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