howto secure older keys after the recent attacks
gnupg.users at ml.karotte.org
Thu Sep 10 18:00:40 CEST 2009
* Philippe Cerfon <philcerf at googlemail.com> [2009-09-10 14:03]:
> I'd have some additional poor men's questions ;-)...
> - When creating a new key,.. it uses the entropy, right? So is there
> some way to improve this entropy? Perhaps not using Linux but instead
> OpenBSD which might have a better PRNG (don't know if this is actually
> the case ;) ) or use a specific Linux kernel version where a newer and
> better PRNG was added?
regarding this, the Simtec Entropy Key http://www.entropykey.co.uk/ is
available for sale online since a few days ago. This is an USB
hardware entropy generator. Perhaps this would be something to
consider in your tests regarding quality and speed of entropy
New GPG Key: 0x93A0B9CE (F4F6 B1A3 866B 26E9 450A 9D82 58A2 D94A 93A0 B9CE)
Old GPG Key-ID: 0x76B79F20 (0x1B6034F476B79F20)
'Are you Death?' ... IT'S THE SCYTHE, ISN'T IT? PEOPLE ALWAYS NOTICE THE SCYTHE.
-- Terry Pratchett, The Fifth Elephant
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