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Re: Re: pgp passphrase
From: Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 15:18:45 -0500

On Mon, 22 Mar 2004 08:57:56 CST, Max Valdez said:

After all, there are revocation certificates if our key is stolen isnt it ?? 
So you need the worm to be fast if you want to use a stolen key.

Actually, most things that use X.509-style PKI  do a really piss-poor job of
supporting a CRL (which is why CERT had to issue an advisory when somebody got
a bogus Microsoft certificate).  (Hint - figure out when/how IE will find out
that the SSL cert for the website you're visiting has been revoked (as opposed
to expired)).

Over on the PGP side, things aren't much better - first the user has to
discover the compromise of the private key and post a key revocation to the
various public keyservers, and then people need to re-check their keyrings for
new signatures on a regular basis...

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