key question

David Shaw dshaw at
Sat Feb 27 03:51:26 CET 2010

On Feb 26, 2010, at 7:30 PM, MFPA wrote:
> On Friday 26 February 2010 at 10:12:29 PM, you wrote:
>> The nefarious UID signature is not uncommon.  There are many
>> "president at" keys (and other famous figures) that have
>> signed well-known keys.  It's just easily-ignored noise, though, and
>> has no impact on the web of trust.
> No impact on the web of trust. But your online presence (and possibly
> that of somebody else with the same name) can feed into decisions
> about employing you or doing business with you, often/usually made by
> people who don't actually understand the information they find.

There isn't much you can do about that, really.  Forget keyservers for a moment - some random person can post the same sort of fake "relationship" information on their blog, and it would show up with a Google search for your name.


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