Importance of creation date in keysigning
Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder
Fri Jul 11 08:16:03 2003
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On Tuesday 08 July 2003 18:34, J=FCrgen A.Erhard wrote:
> Is the date of a key's creation in any way important when signing a key?
> I've googled, and found only keysigning how-tos that didn't mention the
> key's creation date.
fingerprint etc. already mentioned by others.
The creation time on the key also is not significant from a security point =
view: you could set it to anything you want, it's not provided by some=20
trusted timestamping service or so. Of course, as the key creator, you have=
an interest to not put false data in it, but as somebody using a public key=
it doesn't really tell me anything.
> I'm asking because I'm unsure whether to put my key's date on my
> business card
[ geek that I am, gpg fingerprint is on my businesscard and always heads ge=
shaken if a non-technical person gets one of those... :-]
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