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On keys, trust, and webs

On keys, trust, and webs

Posted Oct 6, 2011 20:19 UTC (Thu) by droundy (subscriber, #4559)
In reply to: On keys, trust, and webs by iabervon
Parent article: On keys, trust, and webs

The combination of name with email address, however, is usually unique. In cases of doubt, it's usually not hard to check that a person can receive an email sent to the address they claim. Of course, if this isn't actually done, then it does add a factor of doubt to key-signing parties. In many cases (where people already know each other online) it isn't hard to establish that the email address corresponds to the person.


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On keys, trust, and webs

Posted Oct 6, 2011 20:39 UTC (Thu) by liw (subscriber, #6379) [Link]

For verifying that a key and it's e-mail address belong together, the caff tool is useful: http://pgp-tools.alioth.debian.org/


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