What do if forgot password?
donrhummy at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 6 18:24:28 CET 2009
thanks. One question on the revocation certificate:
If I use it to "revoke" the key, does that mean i cna then create a new key and thus retrieve everything stored under the previous password/key with the new one? What does revoking it do?
--- On Fri, 2/6/09, gerry_lowry (alliston ontario canada) <gerry.lowry at abilitybusinesscomputerservices.com> wrote:
> From: gerry_lowry (alliston ontario canada) <gerry.lowry at abilitybusinesscomputerservices.com>
> Subject: Re: What do if forgot password?
> To: "GnuPG Users" <gnupg-users at gnupg.org>
> Date: Friday, February 6, 2009, 11:10 AM
> even if the rumours are true that "the government"
> may have such an ability, we'd never know.
> If you still know your passphrase, and have not done so,
> create a revocation certificate.
> Keep both the revocation certificate and your passphrase in
> a secure and secret (to you)
> place (but remember where you put them).
> Anyone who has your passphrase and your private key can
> things encrypted for you. Anyone who has your revocation
> can revoke your key.
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