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Re: Some thoughts on a v5 key and why it shouldn't be a mess (fwd)
On Thu, Sep 22, 2005 at 09:18:36PM +0200, Daniel A. Nagy wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 22, 2005 at 09:00:00PM +0200, Konrad Rosenbaum wrote:
> > Let's say MDX is broken by some genius.
> Remember, that the key ID is the last 8 (or four) byes of the fingerprint.
> If MDX is broken, one can generatet a key with an arbitrary ID.
Well yes, but someone can generate a key with an arbitrary ID today.
Even forgetting the DEADBEEF games that are possible with v3 RSA keys,
there is a program out there that generates v4 DSA keys over and over
until the requested (short) key ID comes up.