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From: George Mauer <gmauer@gmail.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Org export to HTML with encrypted information ??
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 08:27:53 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CA+pajWJWu=OakvFw0ZQ1Y+ymJZeYrU2gaTVx567yTDUyY2jkww@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87blsvszfe.fsf@mbork.pl>

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Basic "I'm not too worried about it" level of security: stick it on a
webserver using .htaccess to demand a password. Make that password halfway
decent.

Better option: export to PDF by either exporting to HTML or latex and then
using that system's PDF export. Keep both PDF and original in a folder on
Google drive or Dropbox that is shared only with those who need access. (No
password needed at all so you won't have someone compromising you with a
crap password)

Best option: same thing but store those files in a respected password
manager like 1password or keepass. Train your family to use the password
manager. Use it as a vault for all sorts of "just in case, they should
know" info.

In theory, you could even automate things to work on a deadman's switch.
Have a system that pings you via email, SMS, or another communications
mechanism weekly. If you don't respond within a few days, it automatically
shares the aforementioned files using gdrive, Dropbox, 1password, etc (not
email though - email is not secure)

On Fri, Nov 29, 2019, 5:56 AM Marcin Borkowski <mbork@mbork.pl> wrote:

>
> On 2019-11-29, at 08:24, David Masterson <dsmasterson@outlook.com> wrote:
>
> > My use-case is this:
> >
> > I'd like to use Org to write up *all* the information about my family
> > life (so to speak) including medical histories of my family, issues with
> > the house, bank accounts, financial information, etc., so that my family
> > has all the information to refer to when necessary in a (hopefully)
> > well-structured form.  Naturally, this is going to have a fair amount of
> > really sensitive information.  By carefully outlining the information, I
> > can structure the sensitive information to be in key parts of the
> > documents that I can then encrypt using org-crypt.
> >
> > That part is straightforward.  The tricky part is that my family is not
> > "Emacs literate" and, so, I'm thinking the best idea is to export the
> > information from Org files to HTML files so that I can then present to
> > them as a website.  They are used to browsing the web, so this should be
> > more natural to them.  The problem that I'm looking for help with is how
> > to deal with the encrypted information?  Any suggestions?
>
> This is a very interesting and important question.  I don't have any
> advice, but I would very much like to hear what others have to say.
>
> While this does not answer your question (but is related): who is going
> to have the password/passphrase?  Have you considered using a secret
> sharing scheme?
>
> Best,
>
> --
> Marcin Borkowski
> http://mbork.pl
>
>

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  reply	other threads:[~2019-11-29 14:28 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-11-29  7:24 David Masterson
2019-11-29  8:50 ` Colin Baxter
2019-12-02  6:22   ` David Masterson
2019-11-29 11:19 ` Marcin Borkowski
2019-11-29 14:27   ` George Mauer [this message]
2019-11-30  2:57     ` wry
2019-12-02  6:20       ` David Masterson
2019-12-21  4:19 ` stardiviner
2019-12-21 22:50 ` David R

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