Why revoke a key?

Doug Barton dougb at dougbarton.us
Mon Oct 10 10:06:49 CEST 2011

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On 10/09/2011 14:30, 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?

You already got good answers to this question, it depends on how much
other people are depending on the security of your key.


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