[clug] Linux Security

Craig Small csmall at enc.com.au
Wed Jun 11 13:57:09 GMT 2008

On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 11:52:22PM +1000, Daniel Pittman wrote:
> This is an interesting security trade-off: it requires "something you
> have" as well as "something you know"[1] -- but the trade-off is that
> the something is only as secure as your local system, and may be much
> easier to steal from you.
They still need to have your RSA key passphrase. It means that if you
get/have one, its no good unless you have the other. For something where
you are going from one known host to another known host, its great.

 - Craig
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