"We hear alot about security on the internet, about securing
your system from hackers who don't have much reason for existence
except to break into peoples' systems. Maybe that's a good
existence because they can get a book deal but not for you. But
what happens when they infiltrate your front lines? What if they
get access to your files? Then it might be all over. Unless you
have a second line of defense. Introducing public-key
"...GnuPG is good for encrypting stuff into something no one
can make sense of except the person in possession of the private
key. Notice I said person and not persons."
"If someone gets your private key then they can use it to unlock
all your encrypted files, assuming they were able to deal with the
passphrase issue. That's right. So don't let them do that. I
haven't been using the product that long to know the type of
techniques this would entail although I suspect you would want to
move your keyring to a removeable storeage medium or put the
keyring on a computer you considered to be very secure. And then
create a symbolic link to your real keyring from
/home/username/.gnupg, which is the directory where the keys are
stored by default. But anyway, yes this is something to consider
because your private key is very important to keep secret."
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