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The OpenPGP Web of Trust (Updated Wiki Entry)


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If you want to be extra cautious and really authenticate a OpenPGP key in a stronger way than what standard HTTPS offers you, you could use the OpenPGP Web of Trust.

One of the inherent problems of standard HTTPS is that the trust we usually put on a website is defined by certificate authorities: a hierarchical and closed set of companies and governmental institutions approved by web browser vendors. This model of trust has long been criticized and proved several times to be vulnerable to attacks as explained on our warning page.

Read more:

https://www.whonix.org/wiki/OpenPGP#The_OpenPGP_Web_of_Trust

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