paperkey_1.2-1_amd64.deb


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Description

paperkey - extract just the secret information out of OpenPGP secret keys

Distribution: Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository: Debian Main amd64
Package name: paperkey
Package version: 1.2
Package release: 1
Package architecture: amd64
Package type: deb
Installed size: 88 B
Download size: 23.33 KB
Official Mirror: ftp.br.debian.org
A reasonable way to achieve a long term backup of OpenPGP (GnuPG, PGP, etc) keys is to print them out on paper. The reasoning behind this is that paper and ink has amazingly long retention qualities - far longer than the magnetic or optical means that are generally used to back up computer data. Due to metadata and redundancy, OpenPGP secret keys are significantly larger than just the "secret bits". In fact, the secret key contains a complete copy of the public key. Since the public key generally doesn't need to be escrowed (most people have many copies of it on various keyservers, web pages, etc), only extracting the secret parts can be a real advantage. Paperkey extracts just those secret bytes and prints them. To reconstruct, you re-enter those bytes (whether by hand or via OCR) and paperkey can use them to transform your existing public key into a secret key.

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    Binary package: paperkey_1.2-1_amd64.deb
    Source package: paperkey

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install paperkey deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install paperkey

    Files

    • /usr/bin/paperkey
    • /usr/share/doc/paperkey/NEWS.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/paperkey/README.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/paperkey/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/paperkey/changelog.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/paperkey/copyright
    • /usr/share/man/man1/paperkey.1.gz

    Changelog

    2009-10-15 - Peter Palfrader <weasel@debian.org> paperkey (1.2-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream version. - Creates output files with more restrictive permissions (closes: #550928).

    2009-05-31 - Peter Palfrader <weasel@debian.org> paperkey (1.1-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream version. * Fix a minor typo in the short description. * Add Homepage field to debian/control. * Copy code to handle parallel builds from policy to debian/rules. * Support nocheck option for DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS. * Update Standards-Version to 3.8.1.

    2008-02-05 - Peter Palfrader <weasel@debian.org> paperkey (0.8-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream version. - Fixes unaligned memory access issue that caused the test suite to fail (closes: #460422).

    2007-10-03 - Peter Palfrader <weasel@debian.org> paperkey (0.7-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream version. - The manpage is now part of upstream, remove it from debian directory. * Run make check after build.

    2007-09-24 - Peter Palfrader <weasel@debian.org> paperkey (0.6-1) unstable; urgency=low * Initial release (Closes: #443548).

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