Scot L. Harris
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Wed Dec 7 16:36:09 UTC 2005
On Wed, 2005-12-07 at 10:09, Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 07, 2005 at 09:53:56AM -0500, Scot L. Harris wrote:
> > > I am not saying not to use key based authentication, but it is not a
> > > cure all.
> > You are correct, there are no magic bullet solutions. Typically you
> > would still use a password/passphrase to use your private key. Of
> > course the same rules apply as to any password, use a good non-trivial
> > one that can not be guessed.
> And even more so than normal, since anyone with a copy of the key can
> attempt to brute-force the passphrase at their leisure.
Which is why you need to protect your private key....
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