Interesting real world short ID collision
dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Wed Feb 15 05:32:50 CET 2012
As pointed out in Debian bug 659905, on the keyservers, the primary key 171CAA4A (dated 2002) collides (presumably naturally) with a subkey on primary key 1C8BB5A7 (dated 2000).
It seems the owner of one went to a keysigning party, and an attendee was rather surprised to find two keys coming back from the keyserver for that ID...
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