Security of the gpg private keyring?

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Mon Feb 28 23:50:25 CET 2011

On 2/28/11 5:40 PM, MFPA wrote:
> For example, why does your UID need to contain your email address in
> plain text rather than as a hash?

It doesn't.  User IDs are freeform text fields.  Put Morse code in there
for all I, or anyone else, cares.  Just don't expect others to do
likewise, or for the developers of certificate server software to drop
everything and write extensive patches in order to accommodate your

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