When executing GnuPG commands, you may see the following
gpg: Warning: using insecure memory!
This warning is because non-root users can not lock memory
pages. If users could lock memory pages, they could perform
out-of-memory Denial of Service (DoS) attacks; thus, it is a
possible security problem. For details, refer to http://www.gnupg.org/(en)/documentation/faqs.html#q6.1.
You might also see the following message:
gpg: WARNING: unsafe permissions on configuration file "/home/username/.gnupg/gpg.conf"
This message is shown if the file permissions of your
configuration file allows others to read it. If you see this
warning, it is recommended that you execute the following command
to change the file permissions:
chmod 600 ~/.gnupg/gpg.conf
Another common warning messages is as follows:
gpg: WARNING: unsafe enclosing directory permissions on configuration file
This message is shown if the file permissions of the directory
that contains the configuration file allows others to read its
contents. If you see this warning, it is recommended that you
execute the following command to change the file permissions:
If you upgraded from a previous version of GnuPG, you might see
gpg: /home/username/.gnupg/gpg.conf:82: deprecated option "honor-http-proxy"
gpg: please use "keyserver-options honor-http-proxy" instead
This warning is because your ~/.gnupg/gpg.conf file contains the line:
Version 1.0.7 and higher prefers a different syntax. Change the
line to the following: