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Re: Update: Re: Password Manager opinions and recommendations




On 3/30/18, rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx <rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Friday, March 30, 2018 08:44:53 AM Curt wrote:
>> On 2018-03-30, Tomaž Šolc <tomaz.solc@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > Hi
>> >
>> > On 27. 03. 2018 03:02, rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
>> >> I have what might be called a "religious" aversion to storing what
>> >> I=20
>> >> consider "real" user data in /home.
>> >
>> > I'm curious. Why do you have this aversion and where do you store
>> > "real"
>> > user data?
>> >
>> > This is the first time I've heard about not storing user data in /home.
>> > I thought that's the whole point of /home.
>>
>> Security through obscurity (rather than vice versa).
>
> Well, just for the record, that's not how I'd describe it (but, on further
> thought), that could be a valid alternate / additional description.


I've thought about it on occasion (/home versus anywhere else for
certain user data). I always console myself with.. well-l-l-l, it's
password protected, and that's why I go through the repetitious "pain"
of entering a password ~20 or more times a day every day even as a
private user..

Except that I also know how easily I can access anything I need if
I've mangled a partition or something.... e.g. made it unbootable yet
I can still snag absolutely anything I need off of it..

That [devil's advocacy] is notoriously a personal *ah-haaa* moment
regarding all of the extensive encryption related discussions here on
this list.. :)

Cindy :)
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