Mainkey with many subkeys??
2014-667rhzu3dc-lists-groups at riseup.net
Mon Dec 8 00:31:03 CET 2014
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On Sunday 7 December 2014 at 10:01:55 PM, in
<mid:5484CE53.4080302 at mail.ru>, Duplicity Mailing List wrote:
> Stupid question inbound:- If you make a bunch of
> subkeys, say, one for your phone, one for your desktop
> and one for your laptop, how does that work? I would
> assume if I send a piece of encrypted data to your
> laptop's subkey's public key and you were on your
> desktop, you'd have to go to your laptop to decrypt it,
> wouldn't you? Or am I missing something?
I suspect when Kristian said "per-device signing keys" the inference
was that each device might have its own signing subkey but they would
share the encryption subkey. I don't know what they meant by
"cellphone substitution." However, I have seen previous discussions
that suggested the use of different encryption keys on things like
mobile phones, which would indeed mean going to your other device to
decrypt. I think the assertion is that a key held on a mobile phone is
possibly less secure.
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