Peter Lebbing peter at
Mon May 25 10:01:44 CEST 2020

On 25/05/2020 09:47, Michał Górny wrote:
> ...and that's really a good thing they can do that instead of choosing
> a more painful way of getting your fingerprints.

How is that an advantage compared to passphrases? As soon as someone
threatens to go all XKCD 538 on you[1], just give them your passphrase.
No need to lend them your finger, either with or without you still

If this is your threat model, you need more than encryption or

... unless your whole comment was as serious as my comment about plastic
surgery of course :-) ...

More seriously, biometrics might be a nice deterrant to the casual
opportunistic curious peeker. It's quick, a finger swipe takes less time
and effort than a good passphrase. But it's not proper security in my



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 <>

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