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17 December 2005 @ 12:32 pm
Geek Love  
Last night, Remy spent a few hours and loads of processor time on his laptop, trying to generate a 4096-bit DSA key for me. When we realized it wouldn't finish anytime soon, even if we left it running all night, he capitulated- but he did generate a 1024-bit key for me instead.

Verily, if this is not love, I know not what is.

I'll put the public key in my LJ userinfo sometime soon, in case any of you geekx0rs want to send me super-duper-ultra-mega-stupendo-secret encrypted messages, heh.
 
 
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Brandonprice on December 17th, 2005 11:37 pm (UTC)
So you attempted to generate a 4096 bit key, but you're comfortable with posting a public key in your LJ profile with no out-of-band mechanism for verifying the fingerprint?

Yeah, I _really_ trust that one. :)
How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policyt3knomanser on December 18th, 2005 04:30 am (UTC)
Of course there's an out of band mechanism- we'll make sure it's on a keyserver- the question is, has it been signed by someone you trust? That's always the bottleneck in public-key crypto.
Brandonprice on December 19th, 2005 02:59 am (UTC)
Correction; has it been legitimately signed by someone I trust. Given the prevalence of keylogger trojans, PGP is only as good as the continual vigilance of the person with the private key.