HOWTO Revoke a key without having any backup of the key pair
Wed Feb 13 16:53:02 2002
We are all presuming that you don't have a backup of your hard drive and
didn't copy your secret key someplace else (like on a diskette locked up in
your desk buried under the junk pile in the corner where nobody would ever
think to look).
The only way to prove ownership is for you to recover your secret key and
have the pass phrase to use it. Then you could generate a revocation
Hmm. Guess I'll be busy today generating a couple of those for the "just in
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From: Burkhalter Christoph [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2002 6:05 AM
To: Franck PERREAU; Sebastian Wiesinger
Subject: RE: HOWTO Revoke a key without having any backup of the key
It's easy: You just have to proof, that you are the owner of the key
> Unfortunatelly, I haven't done such a revocation certificate :(
> > > I've been stolen my laptop and would like to know what is the
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