Re: [openpgp] New fingerprint: to v5 or not to v5

Peter Gutmann <pgut001@cs.auckland.ac.nz> Tue, 13 October 2015 04:19 UTC

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From: Peter Gutmann <pgut001@cs.auckland.ac.nz>
To: Werner Koch <wk@gnupg.org>
Thread-Topic: [openpgp] New fingerprint: to v5 or not to v5
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Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2015 04:19:26 +0000
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Cc: Watson Ladd <watsonbladd@gmail.com>, Phillip Hallam-Baker <phill@hallambaker.com>, Daniel Kahn Gillmor <dkg@fifthhorseman.net>, IETF OpenPGP <openpgp@ietf.org>
Subject: Re: [openpgp] New fingerprint: to v5 or not to v5
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Werner Koch <wk@gnupg.org>; writes:

>People have done this for X.509 keys a lot (although I heard that Mozilla now
>complains about using a new X.509 certificate with key material known from
>another certificate).

The practice is unfortunately far too common in the X.509 world, where the
same key is re-certified year in, year out.  The end result is a worst-of-
both-worlds system where you're forced to pay a CA every year to make the
browser warnings go away, but don't get the benefit of changing your key to
limit the damage due to a compromise.  It's more PKI security theatre I
guess...

Peter.