peter at digitalbrains.com
Mon Apr 25 15:11:12 CEST 2016
On 25/04/16 14:52, Dashamir Hoxha wrote:
> What do you think of paper backups, are they useful?
Yes, but I much prefer paperkey for that rather than complete
(minimal) secret key files. Also consider the longevity of the format:
if you want to restore it in 10 years, do you still have the equipment
and software to do so? Do you expect to use your key in 20 years?
Provided we can still work with OpenPGP v4 file formats, paperkey has
got this covered.
I have never used my paper backup. Prudence suggests you should try to
OCR it; laziness suggested otherwise in my case. Worst case, I type it in.
It's purely for when the digital media fail. Which they will, using
common consumer storage media.
 It's real nice to hear people talk about this, but there are so many
things that could change.
I use the GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG) in combination with Enigmail.
You can send me encrypted mail if you want some privacy.
My key is available at <http://digitalbrains.com/2012/openpgp-key-peter>
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