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Re: Developer security questions.

David Huggins-Daines <dhd@maclinux.plcom.on.ca> writes:

> On Wed, Jun 30, 1999 at 12:39:48PM -0700, karlheg wrote:
> >  Is it possible for someone, if they gained root on my workstation, to 
> >  make a copy of my .pgp/ and .ssh/ directories, then use those from
> >  anywhere on the net to log into master.debian.org, or sign a package
> >  or email?
> Use a good, long, secure passphrase.  If you are truly paranoid, then keep
> your secret key on a floppy or something (or one of those nifty "secret
> decoder ring" gadgets you can get these days :-)

In every case keep a copy of your secret ring in a known safe
place. If you do not have done it know, copy it to a floppy know! Do
not do it because you are paranoid, do it because you will be able to
issue a key revocation certificate in case your key gets compromised.


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