GPG - how to update keys to a new format?
dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Sun Feb 8 20:25:01 CET 2009
On Feb 7, 2009, at 3:51 PM, Csabi wrote:
> I imported my old keys (made with PGP 2.6.3I and PGP 5.0) to my GPG
> keyring, but GPG didnt ask me that i want to update my old keys to a
> new DSA key...
You can't convert a PGP 2.6 key. GPG will happily use it (within some
limits, notably the IDEA cipher), but there is no way to convert it
into another sort of key.
I'd recommend revoking any key that was generated with PGP 5.0. There
were problems with the random number generator in that version: http://www.cert.org/advisories/CA-2000-09.html
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