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Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2011 15:56:15 +0200
From: Marcus Meissner <>
Subject: Re: Closed list

On Sun, Apr 03, 2011 at 08:11:11PM -0400, Michael Gilbert wrote:
> Dan Rosenberg wrote:
> > On Sun, Apr 3, 2011 at 6:58 PM, Benji wrote:
> > > This is pathetic. You've all just made your personal and 'work' email
> > > addresses targets by having a ridiculous public 'signup' system, and
> > > the fact you all feel the need to hide behind some sort of veil for
> > > security issues.
> > >
> > >
> > 
> > Do you really think anyone is gaining new information by discovering
> > that, say, a member of the security team for a major distro will be on
> > this mailing list?  Such information seems pretty obvious to me.
> Benji's trolling does raise a couple real issues.  The private keys and
> passphrases of those responding here have now become highly lucrative
> targets for attackers.  Hence, everyone on this new list needs to use
> good practices to keep their keys, hard drives, and computers safe.
> There should probably be some common guidelines for key safety for all
> participants.

So would be my work mailbox in previous times.

I guess you are overestimating the value of the information that could
be possibly gained.

Ciao, Marcus

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