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Re: don't use passwords as private keys (was Re: Using a password as a private key.)

>If you're worried about RF noise, you have to assume the CPU or disk
>is also radiating enough for the spooks.  On the other hand,
>that video camera in the ceiling can watch your keystrokes,
>but can't watch the CPU.  That's when the paranoids worry about
>whether the KGB is sneaking in and copying their disk drive at night,
>and they start getting encrypted file system software. :-)

That's why some recommend that all secret e-mail be composed and encrypted
on a laptop while disconected from the AC mains, and better yet operated in
an open area (a park) or a place with lots of other electrical noise (a