The disadvantages of online KSP
Henk de Bruijn
henkdebruijn at wanadoo.nl
Sun Dec 26 07:32:38 CET 2004
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On Sat, 25 Dec 2004 15:33:42 -0500GMT (25-12-2004, 21:33 +0100, where
I live), David Shaw wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 25, 2004 at 08:44:45PM +0100, Ben Branders wrote:
>> But then again, you can never know for sure that someone is an
>> imposter or not. There are a lot of people who share exactly the
>> same name. Even if you check their identity in real life, one of
>> them can mislead you...
> Signing someone's key is you making a statement that you have checked
> that the key belongs to the person named in the user ID. You really
> can't do that in a strong way without meeting physically.
> I would not sign someone's key under such circumstances.
Neither would I.
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