Yubikey 4 becoming non-free

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Fri May 20 06:38:01 UTC 2016

On Fri, 20 May 2016 05:23, moritz at headstrong.de said:

> than a GnuPG problem. Mailvelope shows how one should do it: Symmetric
> encryption at rest, and GnuPG only for transport.

That does not help.  You need to store the symmetric key (becuase you
won't be able to remember it) also.  For very similar reasons as with
public keys, symmetric keys need to be rotated also - no gain.

Modern private keys have a length of 32 bytes - that can be easily
printed and entered if need arises.



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