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I will downvote any question that includes the word "safe" unless there is a definition of the word. You defined the word, and in doing so, you made it clear that you are actually looking for something very specific. Thank you for asking a precise question. The answer is "wiki". You're looking for a shared knowledge management resource tha is resilient ...
When you use a service provided by another company, you have to be aware that all data you exchange via this service is available to that company. In case of some companies (like Google) analyzing the data stored by their users and mining it for any valuable information is in fact their primary business model. Evaluate for yourself how sensitive your data ...
for example, if my laptop is stolen and my house is exploded I suggest that the initial test run involve renting a safe deposit box at a nearby bank to do your offsite backup storage in. This is probably the best answer as well. If you want to get fancy, get a larger safe deposit box and pack the HD in an anti-static bag, then in a small layer of ...
On the days when my paranoia is like a ripe tomato, begging me to pick it, I split the private key (naturally it is already passphrase-protected) in half, then make a 3rd string by XOR-ing them together. Then I use simple password encryption (gpg --symmetric) on each string, and put each on a remote server on a different continent. Ideally, each remote ...
Another considerable advantage is speed. If you have a large TrueCrypt container that is not full, your backup only needs to copy the bytes in use rather than the whole container. Standard tools like rsync or Windows robocopy will only copy files which have been changed, which is typically just a small fraction of your files. If you copy the container, you ...
Encode with a strong password and use it as signature on every forum you use. maybe there are mailinglists for such keys too.
I store mine inside a KeePassX encrypted file, this file is saved inside a git repository which I clone on all machines I need to use the passwords. The added benefit is that I can keep passwords synchronized while if the server for some reason destroys the file I can always use any of the cloned repositories. If I am paranoid I can put a truecrypt volume ...
I have two keys, one less secure stored on the computer and another one in an OpenPGP Card. The latter is as safe as it possibly gets because the private key never leaves the chip on the card. (Though, years ago, for best security I had to slightly modify gpg to use my card reader's secure keypad instead of getting the card's PIN from the PC's keyboard which ...
I would use steganography to place the encrypted key in a series of 100 photos that I upload on several cloud storage (box, dropbox and ovh) for example. So first you need to know there is something on those picture, find out what and decrypt it. It's a bit extreme but it resist fire better than paper.
You could try memorizing it... It might be possible to use a gzip like algorithm for humans to compress and memorize. You could encode into a tune and memorize that,
I keep the key (and other sensitive data like a username / password list) encrypted in a truecrypt container. This container is protected by a massive passphrase. The container is also backed up on cloud storage so edits by any of my computers will be sync'd. It's not perfect, but if the cloud provider dies, I still have it sync'd on my computers. If the ...
One option is to encrypt your key using a passphrase, and store the encrypted key on a cloud service. I have the key on my laptop (hardware encrypted drive) and on a Truecrypt container on an external hard drive as backup. Ok, it's not zero risk of data loss, but it's down to a level that is acceptable to me.
You can keep your private key in a flash drive and keep this drive in a locker. Also, ensure that you don't use this flash drive for activities which might cause infecting it with some malware.
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