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I keep the secret files...

by jacques (Priest)
on May 09, 2008 at 10:03 UTC ( #685624=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on I keep the secret files...

in /etc
[bar] 21/5%
in /sbin
[bar] 2/0%
in /usr/bin
[bar] 2/0%
in /secret
[bar] 13/3%
in a Palm pilot
[bar] 6/1%
on a Floppy disk
[bar] 5/1%
in my wrist watch
[bar] 6/1%
in Orion's belt
[bar] 44/10%
under the bed
[bar] 23/5%
in my home directory
[bar] 50/11%
in a USB flash drive on a keychain
[bar] 34/8%
I'm not telling you!
[bar] 238/54%
444 total votes
Comment on I keep the secret files...
Re: I keep the secret files...
by moritz (Cardinal) on May 09, 2008 at 10:40 UTC
    ... in my /home, because that's encrypted. LUKS for the win!
Re: I keep the secret files...
by b10m (Vicar) on May 09, 2008 at 11:03 UTC

    I used to have a lowered ceiling in the bathroom (old house, so I can confess now) with a tiny space that could fit a floppy disk perfectly. Very well suited for my GPG private key :-)

    --
    b10m

    All code is usually tested, but rarely trusted.
Re: I keep the secret files...
by roboticus (Canon) on May 09, 2008 at 11:07 UTC
Re: I keep the secret files...
by sandboxed (Sexton) on May 09, 2008 at 11:13 UTC

    By my side, just into an unencrypted pendrive...and anyway I don't mind to make them secret or not. Nowadays it's better to keep your secrets on your mind, so nobody will really find them ;)

    The human mind is a very complex and strange machine...

      I keep loosing mine...wouldn't be a good place for me to put my secrets...except those that I don't want to remember!

      ack Albuquerque, NM
Re: I keep the secret files...
by tirwhan (Abbot) on May 09, 2008 at 11:58 UTC

    In /dev/null, duh! Not had an information leak since I implemented that policy (but if someone could tell me my bank card PIN, I'd be eternally grateful).


    All dogma is stupid.
Re: I keep the secret files...
by almut (Canon) on May 09, 2008 at 12:12 UTC

    ...using steganography — sorry, no further details on a publicly searchable site... :)

Re: I keep the secret files...
by shmem (Canon) on May 09, 2008 at 12:31 UTC

    ...in oblivion of course...

    --shmem

    _($_=" "x(1<<5)."?\n".q·/)Oo.  G°\        /
                                  /\_¯/(q    /
    ----------------------------  \__(m.====·.(_("always off the crowd"))."·
    ");sub _{s./.($e="'Itrs `mnsgdq Gdbj O`qkdq")=~y/"-y/#-z/;$e.e && print}
Re: I keep the secret files...
by nanotasher (Novice) on May 09, 2008 at 13:05 UTC
    I have a directory called /private under the root. Noone ever looks there.
      discretion...

      i like your moves.

Re: I keep the secret files...
by ambrus (Abbot) on May 09, 2008 at 13:07 UTC

    I have a boring old board game we never use and that has a large box with a shaped plastic thingy to hold the parts in place. As that plastic thing is difficult to remove from the cardboard box, you don't normally need to remove it even if you want to play a game, and there's much room under it, it's an ideal place to hide secret things.

      I personally believe I should be ashamed (but I'm not!) to confess I used such a device to hold my porn magazines, as a teenager. That was before the whole web thingy. Guys nowadays don't know what that means anymore!

      --
      If you can't understand the incipit, then please check the IPB Campaign.
      Yeah... that's great until your wife sells that old game for 50¢ at a garage sale.

      sas
Re: I keep the secret files...
by BrowserUk (Pope) on May 09, 2008 at 13:11 UTC
Re: I keep the secret files...
by Anonymous Monk on May 09, 2008 at 13:17 UTC
    miiiaaazz
Re: I keep the secret files...
by marto (Chancellor) on May 09, 2008 at 13:46 UTC
    <joke>If I told you, I'd have to kill you.</joke>
      <fo realz>If I told you, I'd have to kill you.</fo realz>
Re: I keep the secret files...
by margulies (Friar) on May 09, 2008 at 15:03 UTC
    Can't tell you.

    It's secret. Ins't it?
Re: I keep the secret files...
by blazar (Canon) on May 09, 2008 at 15:54 UTC

    Scattered all over there, so that I can't find them myself, every now and again.

    --
    If you can't understand the incipit, then please check the IPB Campaign.
Re: I keep the secret files...
by Tux (Monsignor) on May 09, 2008 at 16:09 UTC

    In ~/README.txt. As noone ever reads manuals or README's, it is probably the safest place :)


    Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
Re: I keep the secret files...
by olus (Curate) on May 09, 2008 at 16:52 UTC

    On girlfriends' purse. Impossible to find whatever no matter the effort in trying.

Re: I keep the secret files...
by Gavin (Canon) on May 09, 2008 at 17:53 UTC

    ...Hidden in a knockwurst guarded by the Madonna with the big boobies.

Re: I keep the secret files...
by vendion (Scribe) on May 09, 2008 at 18:18 UTC
    I keep them in the USB drive built in my wrist watch, which I have with me 98% of the time. Its only 512 MB but big enough to store some secret files, for the stuff that is not that secret I keep it in my encrypted /home dir.
Re: I keep the secret files...
by asterx (Acolyte) on May 10, 2008 at 10:35 UTC
    I just remember important passwords. I don't have anything else that would worth the status "secret" :) Just wondering... I am a unix guy, but why aren't some windows directories in the list? like system32 ot something :)
      why aren't some windows directories in the list? like system32...

      How could I be expected to remember that I'd placed the secret stuff in a directory named "system32" ? No thanks .... I'll stick with "secret" ;-)

      Cheers,
      Rob
Re: I keep the secret files...
by cdarke (Prior) on May 12, 2008 at 07:49 UTC
    On Windows: in an ADS file. On Linux: in a directory that has a partition mounted on it.
Re: I keep the secret files...
by Pancho (Pilgrim) on May 12, 2008 at 20:17 UTC
    secret files?... What secret files?...
    Pancho
Re: I keep the secret files...
by sasdrtx (Friar) on May 13, 2008 at 14:00 UTC
    Truecrypt is an excellent way to store secret information. Using the hidden option + an innocuous file name + a key file + two layers of encryption should make those secrets really hard to find, and really hard to extract if found.

    sas
Re: I keep the secret files...
by jnbek (Scribe) on May 13, 2008 at 17:38 UTC
    ~/etc or some other weirdo path that looks ordinary and unimportant :-D
Re: I keep the secret files...
by Herkum (Parson) on May 13, 2008 at 17:41 UTC

    Reminds me of a Dilbert cartoon. Dilbert goes to the 'Archiving Dept' and hands him a document and says "This needs to be stored for 7 years.". The clerk says "OK". Then you see the clerk taking the document and throwing it in the dumpster saying, "This job got easy after I figured out no one every requests document back".

    This reminds me a lot of that cartoon. Here I am saving documents that I consider important, but chances are, I am never going to look at them again because I forgot what they are and why they are important.

Re: I keep the secret files...
by andreas1234567 (Vicar) on May 14, 2008 at 06:03 UTC
    Simple and platform independent:
    # Write vim passwords.txt gpg --symmetric --force-mdc -o passwords.gpg passwords.txt shred -u passwords.txt # Read gpg -d passwords.gpg | less # Profit!
    Then add Logfile::Rotate to keep history of it all.
    --
    No matter how great and destructive your problems may seem now, remember, you've probably only seen the tip of them. [1]
Re: I keep the secret files...
by acidblood (Novice) on May 15, 2008 at 10:26 UTC
    if running windoze, you can use "Free Hide Folder". After placing your all important files in a directory you can hide it from the O/S and any lurking thieves or spies... it is still possible to view and retrieve your information in this hidden state, however this won't be possible for your average user or even just any advanced user... unix....permissions, permissions, shadow mounts, special characters, etc...
Re: I keep the secret files...
by harsha.reddy (Acolyte) on May 15, 2008 at 12:25 UTC
    If the information is so secret; then I will not forget that information. So why create a file on computer.
    The fact is that such secret things will be very few.
    If I don't organize my thoughts that way, then I am a stupid. Sometimes I am.. ;-)
I just keep them wherever.
by jonadab (Parson) on May 15, 2008 at 20:54 UTC

    I'm something of a packrat. Especially when it comes to information.

    So anyway, I figure the best place to store secret files is right in amidst everything else. The only way anybody's going to *find* any of it is if they specifically *grep* for certain things, because it's way too much information for anybody to bother sifting through in its entirety. And if they're going to grep for certain things, they'd have to already know what they're looking for, in which case, the secrets would already be most of the way compromised, wouldn't they?

    -- 
    We're working on a six-year set of freely redistributable Vacation Bible School materials.
Re: I keep the secret files...
by Aim9b (Monk) on May 15, 2008 at 21:06 UTC
    ...in a password protected file on a 5-1/4 Floppy, stapled to the inside back cover of the camel book. I haven't needed it for quite some time now. The password is on a post-it note on my monitor...don't tell anyone.
Re: I keep the secret files...
by drip (Beadle) on May 16, 2008 at 05:58 UTC
    ahmmm...where did i put it? cant seem to remember...so much for secrecy..hahaha..

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