getting an encrypted file to show what public key was used

Hubert Kario hka at
Tue May 29 18:06:29 CEST 2012

On Tuesday 29 of May 2012 17:36:25 Hauke Laging wrote:
> Am Di 29.05.2012, 11:28:36 schrieb Robert J. Hansen:
> > This goes to underline the importance of proper certificate validation.
> > If I have the sequence of events correct, then it could have been
> > avoided entirely if there had been a Step 4.5, "validate the certificate
> > he just received."
> Looks like a nice possibility for checking how serious the handling of
> keys by your partners is: Create a key with a short ID collision for a
> key available on the keyservers and give them the short ID... 8-)

No, thank you. Getting people to use any form of crypto is hard enough. We 
don't need to show them that it doesn't fix all problems...

Hubert Kario
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