KDEPIM 4.6 prob^Wimpressions

Alex Schuster wonko at wonkology.org
Tue Jul 26 23:17:23 BST 2011

Duncan writes:

> Alex Schuster posted on Tue, 26 Jul 2011 20:53:21 +0200 as excerpted:
>> Oh, and do others here also store sensible things like my online banking
>> PIN in the wallet? Or is this considered too risky? Are there possible
>> security problems with this?
> I store such things in kwallet, yes, for my home system.  I figure if 
> someone breaks in and steals it, I'll call the bank, but other than that, 
> the loss of a computer I can't afford to replace ATM would be worse than 
> anything else that'd happen.

Isn't the wallet secured by strong encryption?

> No the netbook, I deliberately do not keep any data that I'd be 
> uncomfortable having it go public (well, except my the Linux user account 
> passwords themselves).  That way, if it's lost, /all/ I have to worry 
> about is the physical property loss.  If I did choose to keep such stuff 
> on the netbook, I'd probably keep it in an encrypted fs of some sort, but 
> at this point it's simpler not to put anything like that on it.

My desktop is completely encrypted, just for the fun of it. The notebook
runs Windows, I don't do things like online banking with it. I'd have to
change mail passwords and SSH keys if it were stolen. But it is so old I
think no-one wound steal it :)

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