The disadvantages of online KSP
allen.schultz at gmail.com
Tue Dec 28 17:40:08 CET 2004
I make it a standard to include both my nickname and real name to an
associated email address of mine.
On Sat, 25 Dec 2004 20:44:45 +0100, Ben Branders <ben.branders at skynet.be> wrote:
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> As already discussed in another thread, there will be a keysigning party
> for Flanders (Belgium) and the Netherlands. This KSP will take place
> online (via IRC) and the participants won't meet eachother in real life.
> Naturally, the biggest disadvantage is that you can't verify that the
> person really is who he says he is. You can check if the e-mailadres
> belongs to him, but there is no way of knowing if he is an impostor or not.
> But then again, you can never know for sure that someone is an imposter or
> not. There are a lot of people who share exactly the same name. Even if
> you check their identity in real life, one of them can mislead you...
> There are also people who use nicknames in their key IDs and their email
> addresses. You can't check their identity, because AFAIK your nickname
> isn't on your driving license or on you passport.
> Or am I missing something here?
> And has online KSP other disadvantages?
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