Problem with Key Protection
Sat Nov 16 14:22:01 2002
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On Friday 15 November 2002 05:56, Daniel Luebke wrote:
> gpg: Protection algorithm 254 is not supported
> gpg: signature failed: Unknown encryption algorithm
> Does anyone has a solution for that?
Algorithm 254 is used with the new SHA-1 protected secret key format, whi=
was introduced in gpg 1.0.7. To turn it off for compatibility with 1.0.6,=
- --simple-sk-checksum when generating the key or changing the passphrase=
The new format is meant to defend against the vulnerability described her=
Is this a really big issue? Probably not. Anyone who can modify your secr=
key ring on disk can probably also trojan your copy of gpg and steal your=
that way. Better safe than sorry, though.
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