[FEATURE REQ, RFC], improving ergonomic HMI fingerprint cross verification

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Sun Jul 18 22:24:59 CEST 2004

On Fri, 16 Jul 2004 19:57:32 +0200, Thomas Schorpp said:

> taking that. but maybe to an assembler coder..., i have got feedback
> from professional HMI ergonomists (friends), they disagree.

They probably never signed a key. The fastest method I use work if
someone uses a printout in a standard size.  I then take that the
paper slip, put it directly onto the display surface, just below the
displayed fingerprint, and I am able to find a mismatch at a glance.

Nowadays that everyone has a business card with a fingerprint, this
doesn't work very well anymore ;-). 

> | Thus better learn the Alpha..Zulu alphabet and just use it when
> | reading fingerprints to someone.

> you mean it? absolutely inacceptable cause human error impliable by an

Yes, that are just 6 words.  And well it does'nt matter mutch if you
accidently use Berta instead of Bravo.


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