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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Possible Security Problem: Fake PGP Key
Date Mon, 08 Feb 1999 19:14:37 GMT
It has come to my attention that there is a faked key out there,
purporting to be mine:

Key ID: 0x6B722A59
Fingerprint: 428C 1E68 35E1 E96C 177A  F49C A906 3F1F 6B72 2A59
Name: Ben Laurie <>
Created: 09/10/98
Type: 2048/1024 DH/DSS

It isn't clear to me what the point of this key is, but since I use PGP
to sign both Apache and Apache-SSL, and given recent Trojans, it isn't
hard to guess.

I didn't create this key. I don't know who did. I have no report of it
being used (yet), but if anyone has seen it used, I'd like to know about

BTW, I observe that it is hard to know that my key is really mine, since
it isn't signed by well-known people. If there's anyone out there who
wants to sign it on the basis that they've seen it sign Apache or
Apache-SSL distributions for several years, that would seem to be at
least as worthwhile as having met me at a key-signing party....




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who work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the
first group; there was less competition there."
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