Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Pretty Good Ponderings?

Yesterday, I finally got around to generate a new PGP/GPG key pair, and obsoleted 2 old ones.   They were created in 1994 and 1998.   I couldn't even generate a revocation for the oldest one, since the "IDEA" cipher is  no longer supported.

Let me rephrase that in context:

I can mathematically prove that I was active in computer security before many of the attackers that I defend against, were born.

In other news:
Djee, I'm old.  But in this industry, we call that "well-tested and peer-reviewed".

P.S: For those wanted the shiny new bits on their keyring, the magic incantation is:

gpg --recv-keys 0x788a1200b221877e

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