[ISN] Tinfoil Hat Linux

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Date: Wed Feb 20 2002 - 00:16:14 PST

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    What is Tinfoil Hat Linux? 
    It started as a secure, single floppy, bootable Linux distribution for
    storing PGP keys and then encrypting, signing and wiping files. At
    some point it became an exercise in over-engineering.  
    Tinfoil hat is useful if:
    * You're using a computer that could have a keystroke logger 
      installed. http://www.keyghost.com is an example of a tiny & 
      cheap hardware logger. 
    * You need to use your personal GPG keys at work, school or a web 
      hosting facility where you don't trust or own the equipment. 
    * If you maintain a PGP Certificate Authority or signing key and have 
      to have a safe place to use the CA key. 
    * If you simply don't want to risk putting a PGP key on a hard drive 
      where someone else might have access to it. 
    * The Illuminati are watching your computer, and you need to use morse 
      code to blink out your PGP messages on the numlock key. 
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