Why revoke a key?

David Manouchehri me at davidmanouchehri.com
Mon Oct 10 00:58:53 CEST 2011

That's really up to you, how much you value security or not.  It
depends on many factors, like what the key was used for; ie, if this
was the Ubuntu software PGP key, you should revoke it as others are
depending on it to be secure.  If you used it for just signing a few
files here and there, it's probably fine.

In general, once you've lost confidence in the security of the key,
you should revoke it.  I personally only take around subkeys that
expire every six months, so even if I lose that key, soon enough it
won't matter.

David Manouchehri

On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 5:30 PM,  <takethebus at gmx.de> wrote:
> 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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