OpenPGP Card

Peter Gutmann pgut001 at
Wed Sep 7 13:31:51 CEST 2005

Alphax <alphasigmax at> writes:
>Zeljko Vrba wrote:
>> Joe Smith wrote:
>>> For example, your CA can revoke your key leaving you with one key that
>>> is invalid X.509, but valid OpenPGP? Yuck!
>> Using the X.509 cert and OpenPGP public key (having the same private
>> key) could be useful in the following scenario:
>Is that even allowed??

SPENGLER (emphatic): Don't cross PGP and X.509. 

VENKMAN: Why not? 

SPENGLER: Trust me. It will be bad. 

VENKMAN: What do you mean "bad?" 

SPENGLER: It's hard to explain, but try to imagine Werner appearing suddenly
and beating you to death with a large copy of the GNU manifesto.

VENKMAN (with military authority): That's it! No X.509. You guys are


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