[Tutor] Need help with encoder & decryption keys

Andreas Kostyrka andreas at kostyrka.org
Mon Mar 3 14:31:35 CET 2008

Well, actually, ssh can also protect private keys with a cryptographic 
pass phrase. But this is often not what is wanted as it implies that the 
user needs to provide the pass phrase every time it is used. (Well, 
that's not the complete truth, man ssh-agent, but that's completely 
different thing ;) )


Kent Johnson wrote:
> Trey Keown wrote:
>> mmm... So, what would be an effective way to hide the data's key?
>> I'm kind of new to the whole encryption scene, although I've had some
>> experience with it whilst working on homebrew software on gaming
>> platforms.
> I don't know, I'm not a crypto expert. I guess it depends partly on what 
> you are trying to do.
> I do have a little experience with SSH, it stores keys in files in the 
> filesystem and relies on the OS to protect them from unauthorized access.
> Kent
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