Semi-off-topic - Netiquette ?

Lionel Elie Mamane
Tue Jul 17 14:46:02 2001

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On Tue, Jul 17, 2001 at 04:40:27PM +0200, Marc Mutz wrote:

> I don't think that adding your fingerprint to your (mail)=20
> signature/footer is wise. It only leads people to believe it and not=20
> check it properly.
Hmm... Obviously (as you can see in my signature) I don't agree. I have been putting mey key's fingerprint in my signature for some time now. Yes, mail can be faked. But if Mallaury decides today he wants to impersonate me in front of you, he can't change all the mail I have already sent in various lists, and in various newsgroups. Nor can he change old private e-mail I sent you and that is on your computer. (At least, I believe no one that has that much manpower wants to impersonate me) Thus, if he tries to induce you into using another public key as mine, this will (if you are a bit security minded) trigger an alarm for you: My key fingerprint has changed! Even if you don't formally know which one of the keys (the former or the "new") is the right one, you know something is wrong. That's valuable. --=20 Lionel Elie Mamane OpenPGP DH/DSS 4096/1024 Key Fingerprint (KeyID: 3E7B4B73): 9DAD 3131 3ADA F50B D096 002A B1C4 7317 3E7B 4B73 --bp/iNruPH9dso1Pn Content-Type: application/pgp-signature Content-Disposition: inline -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.6 (GNU/Linux) Comment: For info see iD8DBQE7VDPcscRzFz57S3MRAgTqAJ9bcDHwle6kd/0WwPFpW3BjT46o9gCg8eu9 AKydjkQlrr55apzdQiI2TOM= =pPVI -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- --bp/iNruPH9dso1Pn--