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From Ted Dunning <>
Subject Re: key signing
Date Wed, 10 Oct 2012 14:20:53 GMT

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On Oct 10, 2012, at 2:47 AM, Noah Slater <> wrote:

> Can you clarify? I understand that being able to speak to someone face to
> face, and seeing their mannerisms and expressions, allows you to understand
> them better. Some deep rooted human thing. But how does this impact
> security or trust, in the context of key signing?

I have friends who live far away.  I know them well.  I don't know their key fingerprint.

If we send emails or if we text back and forth I  not clear that it is them.  If I have a
video conference and the hold up the fingerprint I know it is them. 

> On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 4:00 AM, Ted Dunning <> wrote:
>> If you know the person, it adds something that you don't get.

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