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Re: Better security
Authored by: Anonymous on Dec 08, '01 09:30:05AM

You are right that the security with Keychain/ssh-agent is not fullproof, but I think it's a magnitud better than to use no password at all for your SSH-key.

If you use a key with no password and someone break in to your computer they can take your SSH-key and use it as they like from any computer. Breaking in could be as trivial as walking up to your computer when you are away for a minut and copy the key.

With a good password on the SSH-key you raise the threshold *considerably*. Keychain/ssh-agent make it possible to have a password without having to type the it all the time.



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