gpg.conf recommendations (FAQ improvement) was: GnuPG 1.4.19 - Encryption Questions

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at
Wed Aug 17 16:24:45 CEST 2016

Am Dienstag, 16. August 2016 16:57:07 schrieb Robert J. Hansen:
> > Ah thanks, this was introduced with 2.1.13 and I tested the
> > behaviour on an earlier 2.1 version where it make a difference.
> > So it is a recommendation for GnuPG v <=2.0.
> Concur.  I'll make the change shortly.

To meanwhile spread the word, I have temporarily added  the following news to 

== News
* 2016-08-16: Somebody uploaded the [[|evil32]] pubkeys to 
keyservers. It is time to remind people to set 
the default {{{keyid-format long}}} in their {{{gpg.conf}}} to use 64bit 
keyids. This is for GnuPG v<=2.0.x as 2.2 will have an even longer default.
If you have scripts or software that breaks, point it out to it's devs and 
maybe suggest switching to 

In German, Heise reported this today:

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Geschäftsführer Frank Koormann, Bernhard Reiter, Dr. Jan-Oliver Wagner
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