Question for app developers, like Enigmail etc. - Identicons

Stefan Claas stefan.claas at
Sun Jun 4 11:21:33 CEST 2017


i like to ask application developers if it's possible to implement,
in the future, identicons like for example Bitmessage has?

The reason why i ask, i started to use Thunderbird with Enigmail and
Enigmail shows me always Untrusted Good Signature with a 32bit key ID,
when i have not carefully verified the persons pub key and --lsign'ed
the pub-key. Showing only the long key id or the complete fingerprint
is imho more difficult to quickly memorize than an additionial shown
identicon (computed from the fingerprint).

P.S. With scallion it took me only seconds/or a minute to generate
a fake pub-key with the same 32bit key id, on my old notebook.


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