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From: John Nilsson <john@×××××××.nu>
To: Paul de Vrieze <pauldv@g.o>
Cc: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Redux: 2004.1 will not include a secure portage.
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 13:02:21
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Redux: 2004.1 will not include a secure portage. by Paul de Vrieze
You have to trust the device that you interface with in any case. If the
computer is compromised, how do you know that the message you pipe
through for signing is the same as on the screen?


On Mon, 2004-03-29 at 10:47, Paul de Vrieze wrote:
> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- > Hash: SHA1 > > On Sunday 28 March 2004 18:39, Sami Näätänen wrote: > > > To do what? > > > > The master key will not be present there. > > And if you don't provide those keys that are in the card the keys you > > make with the trojaned machine can't be validated with the master > > public key. > > That would only work if the external device actually performs the > singing. Not when the key itself is readable by the computer the device > is inserted in. I don't know if it would be possible to acquire such a > device allthough they probably exist. > > Paul > > - -- > Paul de Vrieze > Gentoo Developer > Mail: pauldv@g.o > Homepage: > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- > Version: GnuPG v1.2.4 (GNU/Linux) > > iD8DBQFAZ+K5bKx5DBjWFdsRAsvmAJ4sxzDl7z05qvloegttB5Omm1FsFQCgsttT > DMv+RqOgr9ZnMLxArOOxMaI= > =JzOQ > -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- > > -- > gentoo-dev@g.o mailing list >


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Re: [gentoo-dev] Redux: 2004.1 will not include a secure portage. Joshua Brindle <method@g.o>