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    SubjectRe: status: establishing a PGP web of trust

    On Saturday, October 01, 2011, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
    > Hi all,
    > Since the status announcement last week a number of you
    > have contacted me about re-establishing credentials. In order to
    > establish a proper PGP web of trust we need keys that are cross-signed
    > by other developers. As such, we ask that you follow the following
    > steps:
    > 1. Make sure your systems are uncompromised. We will address specific
    > recommended steps for that in a separate email.
    > 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

    OK, how long should the new key be valid?


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