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Re: [SLE] gpg with email clients (was Re: [SLE] Dead Linux machines)
  • From: "Theo v. Werkhoven" <twe-suse.e@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2005 23:52:40 +0200
  • Message-id: <20050702215240.GA7643@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sat, 02 Jul 2005, by robin1.listas@xxxxxxxxxx:

>
> The Saturday 2005-07-02 at 14:28 +0200, Theo v. Werkhoven wrote:
>
> > > Exactly so. Some one was routinely forging email with in my name, on a
> > > SuSE list....
> >
> > But we've never met IRL, so how do I know that that GPG id 6D8D47D5
> > belongs to the real mr. Carlos E.R. (who, for all we know, could be
> > an avid Windows XP enthousiast who only ever sees MSDN)?
>
>
> True. That's the problem with gpg/pgp, that it lacks a certification
> authority. It rely instead on a "web of trust".
>
> But, you can know whether an email claiming to come from me, with insults,
> and therefore suspicious at least, has the same identity than other emails
> of the same person sent previously over the months.
>
> It is the only thing I can do...

Don't worry, I think we'll recognize a bodysnatcher when we see one :-)

Theo
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Kernel 2.6.8 + See headers for PGP/GPG info.
Claimer: any email I receive will become my property. Disclaimers do not apply.

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