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Re: Encrypted bashrc?

From: Mike Frysinger
Subject: Re: Encrypted bashrc?
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 10:34:13 -0500
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On Friday 11 November 2011 00:48:59 Clark J. Wang wrote:
> In my company all the people share a few of Solaris servers which use NIS
> to manage user accounts. The bad thing is that some servers' root passwords
> are well known so anybody can easily su to my account to access my files.
> To protect some private info in my bashrc I want to encrypt it. Any one has
> a good solution for that?

if they have root, they have access to all memory and devices.  including your 
terminal where you enter the passphrase/key, or the memory where the file is 
decrypted/read.  encrypting the files will make things harder, but won't make 
it inaccessible to people who really want it.

if you want to protect private information, don't put it on a remote server.

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