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Re: Password Protecting GPG Keys

Russell Stuart <ras <at> debian.org> writes:

> messages.  One of the reasons raised for not doing it is some felt
> uncomfortable carrying around their GPG keys when travelling.
> My initial reaction was "that's being overly cautious" particularly
> given there signing every message doesn't mean you have to carry around
> your master key.  However, it did make me wonder just how safe a GPG key
> (or indeed any file) is, if it is protected by a password and nothing
> else.

You completely miss http://xkcd.com/538/ and the fact that some
legislations may require you, with jail penalty, to hand over
any encryption keys, passwords, etc. you have with you when
inside their territory.

Ugly, yes.


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