[PATCH] Make pinentry-qt read and store passphrases in KDE 3.2's wallet

Martijn Klingens klingens at kde.org
Wed Dec 3 20:07:15 CET 2003

On Wednesday 03 December 2003 18:58, Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> That depends on the threat model. If your wallet is stolen and cracked
> by someone then all your passwords are lost.

That's why I wouldn't use it on a laptop, and perhaps not even at work.

Here at home, however, nobody else sits behind my computer, so it would make 
perfect sense to having to enter a password exactly once, when logging in to 
the system, and use that password for all other auth.

> Would you store the passphrase which protects your OpenPGP key as plain
> text on an encrypted hard disk?

I've never thought about that option :)

To be honest, on a desktop where nobody else sits behind it, I might. In the 
cases where I wouldn't use KWallet (laptops, work) I wouldn't.


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