newbie question about identities
Fri Oct 3 20:32:02 CEST 2003
Atom 'Smasher' wrote:
> let's say i have 2 identities....
> obviously, each of these identities should be kept *FAR* apart.
Perhaps it would be better to state the problem in a more
fundamental form: the first identity requires no anonymity,
the second does.
If you think of it, the purpose of Public Key Infrastructure
(PKI) is directly opposite to the notion of anonymity.
(If I can be flippant here, that which is *public* can not
be *anonymous*). Thus, no matter what the implementation
details and protocols are, PKI will be detrimental to
anonymity. Anything/anybody that requires anonymity should
stear clear of PKI. (please note I said 'PKI', and *not*
'public key cryptosystems').
It is, IMHO, quite disturbing that many novices do not
understand this, and that the problem of anonymity is
never addressed by the extensive GPG documentation.
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