Unable to delete bogus keys

Faramir faramir.cl at gmail.com
Sat Jan 23 01:54:17 CET 2010

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Jerry escribió:
> System Info:
> FreeBSD-7.2
> gpg (GnuPG) 2.0.14
> libgcrypt 1.4.4
> gpa 0.9.0
> I honestly have no idea what the problem is here. I am not even sure if
> this is the correct mail forum to ask this question in. I recently
> installed GnuPG on my system. Everything appeared to go fine. For some
> reason, I have numerous keys listed that I have no knowledge of.
> This URL shows the keys:
> http://seibercom.net/gnupg/KeyListing.png

  These are not OpenPGP keys, but x.509 certificates (and that is a list
of Certification Authorities. I identify CAcert among them).

   Somehow you entered into the PKI certificate manager, instead of your
OpenPGP keyrings. Since I have never used GPG2 or FreeBSD, I can't tell
you how to go to your keyring instead.

> This is a screen shot when I attempt to delete a bogus key:
> http://seibercom.net/gnupg/Remove_Key.png

  Beware, if you delete the certificate of a CA from your list of
trusted CAs, next time you go to a site using a certificate issued by
the CA will show a scary warning. (I mean, if you go to an URL starting
with https://).

> Where are these other keys coming from and how do I remove them
> permanently?

  Probably they come pre-loaded with your operating system. I repeat,
these are not GPG keys, but the kind of certificates used for SSL.

  Best Regards
Version: GnuPG v1.4.10 (MingW32)
Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org/


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