Why revoke a key?

takethebus at gmx.de takethebus at gmx.de
Sun Oct 9 23:30:14 CEST 2011

Hi everybody,

in which cases should I revoke a key in general?

Let's  say  I  have my private key on an USB stick and lose the stick somewhere in public. The key is protected by the mantra. I'm sure, nobody knows the mantra except  me. Should I revoke the key or could I keep on working with a copy of it?

I'm grateful for your answers.
Thanks, Jan

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