What is the point of the NM keyring?

Mikkel L. Ellertson mikkel at infinity-ltd.com
Sun Jul 20 22:01:26 UTC 2008

Timothy Murphy wrote:
> But what is the point of having large numbers of passwords,
> if one password will open all the locks?
So if your password on one system gets compromised, it does not 
compromise your password on other systems. As lone as your keyring 
password does not get compromised, you only have problems with one 
system. And your keyring password is less likely to get compromised 
because it normally does not travel over the Internet. So you can 
use a weaker, but more easily remembered password for the keyring, 
and more complicated passwords for the other things. You also do not 
have to try and remember all the different passwords, so you will 
hopefully not use the same password for everything.


   Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons,
for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!

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