[Gpg4win-users-en] Why are my encrypted files AUTOMATICALLY decrypting?
Juan Miguel Navarro Martínez
juanmi.3000 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 27 18:41:23 CEST 2015
Woops, delete the "", they are not needed for echo in Windows.
So `echo RELOADAGENT | gpg-connect-agent`.
If it says command not recognized or similar.
For 32-bit: echo RELOADAGENT | "C:\Program
For 64-bit: echo RELOADAGENT | "C:\Program Files
On 2015/07/27 at 16:14, Dessi Sumilo wrote:
> I have checked, everything and gone step by step. It automatically
> encrypts and decrypts the file.
> 1) Create a .txt document
> 2) Right-click and Encrypt & sign
> 3) requests the key (I just use my key to encrypt)
> 4) It encrypts and the text is scrambled/encrypted
> 5) IT DOES NOT ASK ME FOR A PASSWORD TO ENCRYPT...IT JUST DOES IT
> NOW TO DECRYPT
> 1) Right click on the encrypted file select Decrypt/Verify
> 2) a window comes up to choose operation with a Decrypt/Verify button
> 3) selecting Decrypt/Verify decrypts the file without any request for
> I am at a total loss right now.
> GPG4Win 2.2.5, Windows 7.
> Kleopatra Settings > GnuPG System > GPG Agent
> * Expire cached PINs after N seconds: 1
> * Do not use the PIN cache when signing: Checked
> * Disalow the use of an external password cache: Checked
> Which in turn made my gpg-agent.conf get these options:
> max-cache-ttl 6000
> default-cache-ttl 1
> Created a text file called example.txt with the message "This is an
> example.", encrypted it using CLI, then decrypted it using cli,
> inputing my passphrase. After 1 second I repeated the command and I
> have to reinput the passphrase.
> GnuPG CLI works correctly on my end.
> With the same file, I opened Kleopatra and used the Decrypt/Verify
> utility, default options. I input my passphrase and it decrypted it
> into "example" file. After one second, fast enough to even go to the
> decrypting part, I do the same steps and I had to input my passphrase
> Kleopatra works correctly on my end.
> Try looking at the options and check the same options I have.
> On 2015/07/27 at 0:23, Dessi Sumilo wrote:
>>>> I have searched everywhere. I am using GPG4WIN 2.2.5 on Windows 7.
>>>> I created a key and then just created a .txt file with Notepad. I
>>>> encrypted the file with the key I created. It did everything fine
>>>> and created the .gpg encrypted file.
>>>> But when I now right-click the file and decrypt, it does it
>>>> automatically. This is no security at all if anyone can just
>>>> right click and decrypt the file.
>>>> I changed the gpg-agent to nocache and set the Kleopatra to 30
>>>> seconds. I've rebooted and tried everything I could find.
>>>> Why does it not ask me for the password? Why is it automatically
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