Re: status: establishing a PGP web of trust

From: Nobuhiro Iwamatsu
Date: Sun Oct 02 2011 - 19:03:15 EST


2011/10/1 Greg KH <greg@xxxxxxxxx>:
> 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.

Maybe you know , there are the following projects, too.

Nobuhiro Iwamatsu
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