Re: [+gnome] Re: Showing gnome-keyring passwords in Seahorse [was: Proposal for Seahorse inclusion in GNOME 2.18]

On Mon, 11 Sep 2006, Wouter Bolsterlee wrote:

På Mon, Sep 11, 2006 at 08:41:58AM +0200, Alexander Larsson skrev:
Interesting. However, isn't there a small security value in protecting
just the fact that you have a password stored for a particular target?
And anyway, you need to unlock the keyring at least, because all that
information is stored encrypted.

And that's where pam-keyring comes into play:

Yes, and it is an very stupid idea to use it. Reading those entries, it
would appear you are just being lazy and care little about security.

I don't see the point in saving yourself a few keystrokes, especially
since you only have to type your ssh passphrases once (at the beginning
of your session), and your gnome keyring passphrase also only once. I
would advise strongly against using it.

BTW, you do know the difference between passwords (like those being used
to log in) and passphrases (like the ones to unlock your ssh/pgp keys),


 mvrgr, Wouter


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