private key protection

Peter Lebbing peter at
Tue Oct 18 15:29:29 CEST 2011

On 18/10/11 15:08, Jerome Baum wrote:
> It's one thing to be picky when it adds to the discussion proper. That
> would be the case when we're distinguishing between the key as it is
> stored on disk (encrypted, inside a key-file/-ring/...) and the key as
> it is stored in memory (unencrypted). That distinction is important when
> considering your attack vectors.
> But the distinction between a physical key and a cryptographic key isn't
> adding value to the discussion proper. It's being picky for the sake of it.

Yeah, that part was actually tongue-in-cheek.

The part about not being picky at all wasn't.


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