invalid gpg key revocation

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Sun Mar 4 23:37:00 CET 2012

On 3/4/2012 4:13 PM, auto15963931 at wrote:
> Hello. Supposing I create a key with an arbitrary user ID...

This seems to me to be a simple question wrapped up in a lot of
unnecessarily specific details: "How is it possible for a non-authorized
person to revoke a user ID?"

	1.  Mathematical weakness in the underlying
	    algorithms (unlikely but possible)
	2.  Critical bug in GnuPG (unlikely but possible)
	3.  Someone's swiped your private key (disturbingly

Those are the three major options that immediately present themselves.

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