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Re: [PATCH] Fix releasing procedure

From: Alexandre Duret-Lutz
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Fix releasing procedure
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 12:59:34 +0100

On Tue, Jan 27, 2004 at 10:59:58AM +0000, Scott James Remnant wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-01-27 at 10:40, Alexandre Duret-Lutz wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 27, 2004 at 10:17:52AM +0000, Scott James Remnant wrote:
> > > *gulps* it stores my GPG passphrase in a shell variable?!
> >
> > Yep.  Just like mailcrypt stores it in an emacs variable, or gpg in a
> > C variable.  What's the difference?
> >
> GPG takes great pains to use secure memory for the passphrase, so it
> can't be read by any random joe logged into the box.

But anyway the other tools (e.g. mailer) I use on top of gpg don't use
secure memory either, so it makes no difference to me.

Also, AFAICT secure memory just means that the memory will not be
swapped to disk, it has nothing to do with random joe.

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