can someone verify the gnupg Fingerprint for pubkey?

Sam Smith smickson at
Sun Jun 10 16:36:15 CEST 2012

Mr. Koch, can you (or anyone else) recommend a book that is good for novices like myself that covers GPG public keys and can help me learn how to verify identity based on the chain of trust (self-signatures and other signatures as you said in your email ) and covers other aspects of how GPG works with regards to the PGP model?

> From: wk at
> To: smickson at
> CC: david at; gnupg-users at
> Subject: Re: can someone verify the gnupg Fingerprint for pubkey?
> Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2012 10:19:37 +0200
> On Fri,  8 Jun 2012 23:41, smickson at said:
> > Another thing is that downloading the key from that link you provided
> > is no guarantee of safety in and of itself either because the page is
> > not being hosted over SSL with confirmed identity information. So
> That is not relevant.  The key (correct OpenPGP term is “keyblock” but
> sometimes also called “certificate”) is in itself secure; the included
> self-signature and signatures from other people shall be used to
> evaluate the identity of the key owner.
> Shalom-Salam,
>    Werner
> -- 
> Die Gedanken sind frei.  Ausnahmen regelt ein Bundesgesetz.
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