[Wolves] PGP

Jon Farmer jonfarmer at enta.net
Thu Aug 12 12:16:02 BST 2004

Peter Cannon wrote:

> Without falling out with you your argument doesn't stand up.
> 1. Why on earth would someone send a stolen or faked passport? The point is, 
> to gain that type of signature you will have had to supply documents, most 
> people know you will have had to supply documents (genuine, faked, stolen or 
> forged) and therefore the trust level is stronger than a signature you have 
> written out yourself. its like me saying I'm worth 4 million quid you 
> wouldn't believe me until you saw a bank statement.

Someone would send a stolen or fake passport to misappropriate a digital 

> Woh! Web? Trust? I trust nothing web wise, Viruses, spiders, scripts, addware, 
> rouge sites, blah blah blah!

PGP's web of trust is nothing at all to do with WWW, World Wide Web or 
the internet come to mention it.

> The WWW is the best market for malicious evil individuals they can be anyone 
> anywhere and you wouldn't have a clue.

Hence the need for PGP's web of trust.

> I thought we promoted OPEN, FREE ideals? this smacks of closed selectiveness, 
> no key, no entrance. Looks like I'll be locked out then, :-)

Not at all. I would respectfully suggest you do not understand what the 
PGP web of trust is or the idea behind key signing parties.



Jon Farmer
Systems Programmer
Entanet International Ltd
GPG Fingerprint ABCB 6E92 59B8 001F FE9C  0817 A2D6 0151 FF49 9040
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