PGP key passphrase lost

Pastor JW pastor_jw at
Fri Oct 15 22:57:18 UTC 2010

On Friday, October 15, 2010 2:18:12 pm Anthony Papillion wrote:
> On 10/15/2010 08:24 AM, at wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> >> When I issue the command to revoke the key, I am prompted for the
> >> passphrase (which, of course, I don't have).  How can I revoke this key?
> >> If I can't, how should I handle this situation? Generate a new key and
> >> start over and just ignore the old one or....?
> Thank you Kara. I didn't think I could recover it as that would be a
> huge security hole. Thankfully, I ended up remembering my passphrase
> before I generated a new one and have taken care to save it somewhere
> securely.

It does tend to get ridiculous trying to keep up with mandated "security" 
measures.  The wife works at a state job that requires each of them to change 
passwords every month.  In her department every one of the employees has their 
current password written on a post-it and stuck to the monitor! 

73 de N7PSV aka Pastor JW <n><   PDGA# 35276  _Registered Kubuntu User: #27403

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