[Om2008.9] PIN && PUK

William Kenworthy billk at iinet.net.au
Sun Nov 2 01:26:55 CET 2008

Why bother encrypting it? - anyone who has access to the phone can
extract it anyway.  Wasted effort I think!


On Sat, 2008-11-01 at 13:59 -0700, f0rdprefect wrote:
> Hi There,
> Matthias Apitz wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > So, one should store the PUK somehow obfuscated in the FR, for exmaple
> > in a comment tag of some big HTML file from where you just grep it out
> > in that moment :-)
> > 
> > 
> this sparked a completely different idea. So ok the freerunner and openmoko
> will become a smartphone eventually. Why not store this kind of information
> in an encrypted keychain? Let it be up to the user to do so, but there could
> be something like the keychain I get on e.g. ubuntu desktop. Even more one
> could also automate the input of the PIN after authorizing oneself via
> passphrase. If the user would fail, still the PIN could be supplied (might
> be easier in emergency situations), but a passphrase may or may not be a
> much better way of authorization...
> So my question is, did somebody already come up with an idea like this, so I
> could contribute or test? If not I would at least rephrase my  idea a bit
> and search for a place in the wiki where it fits...
> Cheers,
> Matthias
William Kenworthy <billk at iinet.net.au>
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