User attributes and audio IDs (was: Trouble signing)
Sat May 17 01:17:02 2003
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On Sat, May 17, 2003 at 12:05:42AM +0200, Manuel Samper wrote:
> David Shaw, on Fri, May 16 2003 at 20:24, wrote:
> > I've been making a list of potentially useful attributes (images other
> > than JPEG, audio clips ("Hello! My name is XXXX and my fingerprint is
> Cool! But appart from this, I cannot see much more utility right now...
> > I'd be interested to hear comments about whether people would make
> > good use of something like an audio ID or not. It certainly has the
> > potential to make keys very very large, though perhaps that is the
> > problem and choice of the key holder.
> If no aditional security is apported, then I prefer other enhancements
> in gpg rather than some funny capabilities. But who knowns how useful
> may become...
Yes. It doesn't lower security (it's just a different sort of ID),
but I can't think of any really good uses for it except the coolness
factor. Then again, it could be argued that photo ID is just a cool
trick also. Since you can't actually select a key via a photo ID, it
isn't really a good user ID.
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