Revocation certificates [was: time delay unlock private key.]

Heinz Diehl htd at
Fri Jan 24 13:36:23 CET 2014

On 24.01.2014, Leo Gaspard wrote: 

> Actually, this is something I never understood. Why should people create a
> revocation certificate and store it in a safe place, instead of backing up the
> main key?

Because a backup only makes sense when it's stored in a diffrent place
than the key itself: With every backup you create, you have one place more you'll have to
keep secure, and doubled the chance that your key can be accessed.

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