#36 ✓invalid
Alex (via GPGTools)

Enhance "This key may be unsafe" message

Reported by Alex (via GPGTools) | March 5th, 2011 @ 10:36 AM | in 0.8.13 (closed)

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  • Sam Kuper

    Sam Kuper April 22nd, 2011 @ 12:37 AM

    Not sure which enhancements you have in mind, but I hope the intention is to make the message explain why the key in question is considered (possibly) unsafe.

    Here's a real life use case: I've just created a key, using the latest version of GPG Keychain Access, that uses 2048-bit RSA, has a passphrase 23 characters long containing a mix of punctuation, lowercase and uppercase letters, and about which the Key Inspector nevertheless says, "This key may be unsafe". I've read the FAQ, but none of the criteria it mentions for "unsafeness" seem to apply to the key in question, so I'd love it if the Key Inspector would tell me why it thinks it might be unsafe!

  • Alex (via GPGTools)

    Alex (via GPGTools) April 29th, 2011 @ 06:30 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “open”
  • Bussonnier Matthias

    Bussonnier Matthias May 13th, 2011 @ 09:01 PM

    There is a 'tooltip' when hovering the message added by 13f101bc :

    13f101bc English.lproj/MainMenu.xib (Roman Zechmeister [...]) The reason may be the key length [...]

    I admit that tooltip doesn't appear fast...

  • steve

    steve July 8th, 2011 @ 01:33 PM

    • Tag set to minor
    • Importance changed from “” to “”
  • Alex (via GPGTools)

    Alex (via GPGTools) July 13th, 2011 @ 08:10 AM

    • Milestone cleared.
    • Importance changed from “” to “High”
  • Mento

    Mento September 16th, 2011 @ 11:06 AM

    • State changed from “open” to “invalid”
    • Importance changed from “High” to “”
  • steve

    steve July 25th, 2013 @ 09:07 PM

    • Tag cleared.
    • Importance changed from “” to “Low”
  • steve

    steve June 18th, 2015 @ 01:20 PM

    • Milestone set to 0.8.13

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