Ruediger.Kupper at Honda-RI.De
Sat Feb 21 21:41:23 CET 2004
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Atom 'Smasher' wrote:
| one could also scan in their social security card, drivers
| id, etc...
The difference is that these documents are produced by a (hopefully)
trusted manufacturer (the "Bundesdruckerei" for German ID cards),
are certified by a (hopefully) trusted authority (my home city's
registry office), and are designed to be (hopefully) non-forgeable.
Public OpenPGP keys on the other hand can just be produced ,
certified and issued by anyone.
There IS a difference, and this is exactly the problem: people
making no distinction between a photo on an ID card and a photo in
an OpenPGP key.
| when signing keys, the important thing is that one has verified the
| fingerprint(s) through secure channels... secure channels could mean
| meeting for hot/cold beverages, a phone call between two (or more)
| who recognize each others voices, etc.
| i don't use a GUI for any gpg/pgp interaction,
Noticed that you can specify a picture viewer in the conf file? Or
don't you use graphics without interfaces either?
| so you could include a
| picture of your dog and it wouldn't mean anything to me.
I will have to think about it ;-)
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