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Re: Planning for Emergency restore

On 4/4/21 11:47 AM, Lonnie Abelbeck wrote:
>> On Apr 4, 2021, at 12:43 PM, hvjunk <hvjunk@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Storing the keys in your password store like BitWarden 
> +1
> Hey Colin, any chance Tarsnap will support Elliptic-curve cryptography ?
> Much shorter keys.

Probably not any time soon, but you could always take your Tarsnap key file,
encrypt it with your choice of cryptosystem, and make lots of copies (even
to the point of making it public).  Then you could store your short "key file
decryption key" in a more convenient way.

For that matter, if you protect your tarsnap key files with a strong
passphrase, it becomes far less important to keep the passphrased key file
secure.  And passphrases can obviously be stored in many ways ranging from
password stores to handwriting on a paper stored in a safe.

Colin Percival
Security Officer Emeritus, FreeBSD | The power to serve
Founder, Tarsnap | www.tarsnap.com | Online backups for the truly paranoid