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SubjectRe: kernel.org status: establishing a PGP web of trust
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Mark Brown <broonie@opensource.wolfsonmicro.com> writes:

> A common approach to this for at least the e-mail portion of the address
> is to sign the ID with the address and then mail the signed key
> encrypted to the address, deleting all local copies and requiring that
> the recipient publish the signature. This at least demonstrates that
> the owner of the key can read mail at that address.

The assumption here is the attacker can read (and write) victim's email.
It's not about verifying email access or address.
--
Krzysztof Halasa


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