New GnuPG snapshot
Weimer at CERT.Uni-Stuttgart.DE
Thu Dec 27 12:24:01 CET 2001
David Shaw <dshaw at jabberwocky.com> writes:
> > I don't think so. However, most cryptgraphers believe that separated
> > keys are better, so that is what GnuPG does by default.
> Someone pointed out to me once that a pleasant side effect of
> separated keys was that in some places, the Big Scary Gov't could
> force you to reveal an encryption key, but not an authentication key.
> If you used the same key for both, then you are out of luck.
On the other hand, if encryption is outlawed, you can be forced to use
sign-only keys (but they probably would mandate using DSS anyway).
That's why I'd like to have the ability to create RSA sign+encrypt
Florian Weimer Weimer at CERT.Uni-Stuttgart.DE
University of Stuttgart http://CERT.Uni-Stuttgart.DE/people/fw/
RUS-CERT +49-711-685-5973/fax +49-711-685-5898
More information about the Gnupg-devel