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Re: GPG Keys..... was Re: Should I install chkrootkit?

On Du, 08 iun 14, 23:37:40, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Mon, 2014-06-09 at 00:22 +0300, Andrei POPESCU wrote:
> > 
> > Could you please elaborate on this?
> What should I explain? That signing usually is unwanted? It's usually
> unwanted, because there is absolutely no reason to sign mails to a
> mailing list, especially when most messages are signed with untrusted
> keys. I experience this on many mailing lists, not at Debian user.
Mails signed by untrusted keys is a (real) problem that needs to be 
solved, hence my suggestion to join the Web of Trust.

> Signing a mail to a mailing list IMO is similar to draw up a contract,
> when you lend a friend 10,-€. There simply shouldn't be the need to sign
> those messages, just because there is one Super-Troll. AFAIK this never
> happened before and there's no reason to assume it will happen often in
> the future. This Super-Troll is an exception.

That's your opinion, but I disagree. I sign most e-mails (even in 
private conversations) also as a reminder to everyone that email is 
insecure by design. As far as I'm concerned signing and/or encrypting as 
needed should be the default, not vice-versa.

Kind regards,
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