My key expired, do I need to revoke
Mon Aug 5 13:34:54 2002
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On Sat, 3 Aug 2002, David Shaw uttered the following:
>> My GPG key expired during July (I was on holiday then hospital). I am
>> going to generate a new secret pair but was wondering if I should
>> send an revoke to the pgp key servers.
> The OpenPGP standard allows you to extend the expiration date of your
> key. If you like, you could just change the expiration date.
> If you want to generate a new keypair anyway, then it is not strictly
> necessary in this case, but good practice to revoke the old one as it
> makes it significantly harder for an attacker to get ahold of your old
> secret key and extend the expiration date against your will.
Thanks for the tips, I have revoked the key and generated a new key, atm
with no expiry but I will change that, I think as I have a tendency to
lose my secret file.
Sean Rima http://www.tcob1.net
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