[pass] [PATCH] Add support for displaying QR codes.

Anne Jan Brouwer the_jinx at etv.cx
Fri Jun 20 21:56:50 CEST 2014

Not realy a security specialist.
But having your private key in an easy to photograph format doesn't sound that smart to me . .

Anne Jan

On 20 June 2014 21:52:31 CEST, "Santiago Borrazás" <sanbor at gmail.com> wrote:
>Maybe this is not the best place to discuss this, but is it possible
>to put your private key into a qr code? This could make pass tool
>friendly across devices.
>I was thinking to put all my encrypted
>passwords in a public github repo and be able to access to my
>passwords from any device passing my private key from a qr code and
>then putting
>my password to decrypt the private key.
>I would like to hear from security people if this it's viable or is
>the worst idea ever.
>On Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 11:12 AM, George Angelopoulos
><george at usermod.net> wrote:
>> Adding to what Jonas suggested, instead of piping the password to
>> qrencode, you could pipe it to a small script that would do
>> qrencode -o - | display -
>> Alternatively, have a separate program/script assigned to a key
>> combination that displays a qr code of your current clipboard, like
>> xclip -o -selection clipboard | qrencode -o - | display -
>> Maybe the above is useful in general, because any information on your
>> monitors is 1 or 2 buttons away from a qrcode, and pass doesn't need
>> know about it.
>> On 06/20/2014 04:52 PM, Patrick Burroughs (Celti) wrote:
>>> I have no idea how common a use-case this might be, but I found it
>>> most convenient way to interface with my phone while lacking an
>>> Android app. I don't see it as a mandatory dependency, any more than
>>> xclip is required to use pass if you don't want to send things to
>>> clipboard.
>>> I won't be disappointed if this is not accepted however, as I
>>> understand it's a little out there; I'll continue to maintain it
>>> locally in that case.
>>> Regards,
>>> ~Celti
>>> On Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 12:36 AM, Jonas Wagner <j.b.w at gmx.ch> wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> is this really that common a use case? Supporting this will add a
>>>> on qrencode to pass.
>>>> In what way is this better than doing "pass foo/bar | qrencode"?
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Jonas
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