Basil Chupin blchupin at
Thu Oct 14 11:03:06 UTC 2010

On 14/10/2010 21:37, David Fletcher wrote:
> On Thursday 14 Oct 2010, Thierry de Coulon wrote:
>> Each one has to define risks and security for his own situation. I would
>> _never_ encrypt my system (a partition maybe) because the risk of being
>> locked out of my data is way bigger for me than the (fairly remote) risk of
>> someone sneeking into my data (to find what?).
>> If I were rich or if I had very valuable data it would be different.
>> Most of our data anyway are probably protected only by the user password
> so...
>> Thierry
> I think I would say that the single most valuable and sensitive file on my
> computer is my KDE wallet. That, I am assured, is securely encrypted by my
> pass phrase. I don't know if there is an equivalent facility available in
> gnome - I've not been playing with it for long enough - or export/import
> facilities to move my passwords from one to the other.
> Encrypting whole directories of information that don't necessarily need such
> protection seems to me to be complete folly.
> Dave
As is normal in most cases, people tend to see things at the micro 
rather than the macro level.

My post to Jitender was at the macro level - at a level where such a 
discussion was participated in by many people earlier this year dealing 
with security.

It is *YOUR* choice of what you do with your own system.

You can even post publicly your password for your logon to the computer 
if you want. Nothing to stop you doing this.

In fact, seeing as how you have only your "KDE wallet" as the most 
sensitive file, then why not post your logon password right now for all 
to see?

Go on, do it - KDE wallet is encrypted, isn't it?

What's stopping you?

But that is NOT what my post to Jitender was about - was it?


There comes a time in the affairs of a man when he has to take the bull by the tail and face the situation.
                          W C Fields

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