Re: status: establishing a PGP web of trust

From: Rafael J. Wysocki
Date: Sat Oct 01 2011 - 18:05:34 EST

On Saturday, October 01, 2011, Greg KH wrote:
> 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.

This thingie is only capable of operating keys up to 3072-bits it seems.

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