Re: status: establishing a PGP web of trust

From: Greg KH
Date: Sat Oct 01 2011 - 10:09:00 EST

On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 04:50:37PM -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> 2. Create a new PGP/GPG key, and also generate a key revocation
> certificate (but don't import it anywhere -- save it for the
> future) for your new key. In the near future we are considering
> setting up an escrow service for key revocation certificates.
> I recommend using a 4096-bit RSA key. Given how fast computers are
> these days, there is no reason to use a shorter key. DSA keys
> should be considered obsolete; substantial weaknesses have been
> found in DSA.
> $ gpg --gen-key
> $ gpg -u <key ID> -o <key ID>.revoke --gen-revoke

I would recommend a physical access device for your new gpg key that you
create. I've heard good things about this USB device:
and am trying to have a bunch of them at the Kernel Summit this year to
hand out to people if they want one.

There are also lots of other smart-card form-factor devices that can be
used to store GPG keys. Some places to purchase these can be found at
links from the above site.


greg k-h
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