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Re: GPG Config File

From: Martin Dickopp
Subject: Re: GPG Config File
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 10:37:19 +0200
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Max Mustermann <> writes:

> On Wed, 11 Aug 2004, Martin Dickopp <>
> wrote:
>>"Scott Johnson" <> writes:
>>> Can I stick the passphase in the gnupg.conf file?
>>No, that would obviously be completely insecure.  If you want to do
>>that, why do you use cryptography in the first place?  What are you
>>trying to achieve?
> Just a thought, but while in the military I used hardware based
> encryption that required no human intervention at all. We generally
> secured such systems with large caliber handguns. ;) I think you can
> probably realize there's many real life variations on this theme.

Sure, there are valid reasons to do this.  I just wanted to make sure
that the OP understands the security implications first. :)


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