Translation: Key Management - BSI had send private key instead of public key

Stuart Longland stuartl at
Thu Nov 18 22:26:39 CET 2021

On Thu, 18 Nov 2021 08:58:05 +0100
Keine Eile <keine-eile at> wrote:

> BSI was still using keys months after the incident
> At first, the incident was not taken seriously at the BSI. The person to whom the key was sent immediately informed the authorities. But the BSI continued to use the key for several months.

Ouch, that is damning…  There's a reason it gets called a "private" key.

Many thanks for the translation too.  Had's site not
interfered, I might've gotten past their cookie pop-up (I hate those:
EU's privacy laws are not my problem) and read the article via a
translator (and they'd have gotten some advertising revenue).
Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL)

I haven't lost my mind...'s backed up on a tape somewhere.

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