Public Keyring Security

Mark azbigdogs at
Tue May 26 00:23:25 CEST 2020

That is what I had figured.  Like I said I was just bored and the though
popped in my head if that was something ever discussed.

On 5/25/2020 12:06 AM, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
>> Obviously I know you can install it an encrypted volume (depending on
>> your OS) but was curious if the program or even the "pgp standard" took
>> that into consideration or am I just too bored and that it's a stupid idea?
> The OpenPGP standard dates back to the mid-1990s, when PGP 3 was first
> being considered.  (It was never released: the next version of PGP was
> actually PGP 5.)  Our understanding of the risks of metadata have
> evolved significantly since then: it's possible that if OpenPGP were
> being designed fresh today on a clean sheet of paper there would be some
> mechanism in place to obscure or conceal metadata.
> Which is, of course, another way of saying that at present OpenPGP is
> completely silent on this subject.  If you want your public keyring to
> be a confidential secret, the way to do that is to store it on an
> encrypted file system.
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