Question for app developers, like Enigmail etc. - Identicons

Kristian Fiskerstrand kristian.fiskerstrand at
Sun Jun 4 20:29:31 CEST 2017

On 06/04/2017 11:21 AM, Stefan Claas wrote:
> 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).

I'm likely missing something there, but if having a reasonable assurance
the public keyblock in question should likely be lsigned by a local
CAkey anyways? Doing a manual graphical verification doesn't seem to
provide anythin in terms of security here.

Kristian Fiskerstrand
Twitter: @krifisk
Public OpenPGP keyblock at hkp://
fpr:94CB AFDD 3034 5109 5618 35AA 0B7F 8B60 E3ED FAE3
Bene diagnoscitur, bene curatur
Something that is well diagnosed can be cured well

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