lines in a key

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03 Jun, 2018 04:25 PM

A warm hello in the round!

I see the following lines in a key:

Version: GnuPG / MacGPG2 v2.0.19 (Darwin)
Comment: GPGTools -

This is unfortunately not the case with my key. Where can I adjust this?

Best regards


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 03 Jun, 2018 04:30 PM

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    Hi Marcus,

    welcome to the GPGTools support platform.

    We deliberately removed both the version info and the software info from the comment field. Both data points can help an attacker to identify potentially which version of a software you are using and which operating system you are on. Having information about specific old version which may have unfixed security bugs allows for further attack surface.

    So we removed the comment option from System Preferences > GPG Suite Preferences since it added more harm than value.

    If you still want to use a comment, which we do not recommend, you can always do so via the command line.

    Enjoy your weekend,

  2. 2 Posted by Marcus on 03 Jun, 2018 04:52 PM

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    Hello Steve!

    WOW! That was a quick feedback. Thanks alot!

    My question you have answered. Thank you!

    Greetings and you have a nice Sunday


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 03 Jun, 2018 04:56 PM

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    Perfect. Glad, this is solved for you. I'm closing this discussion. Should you need further assistance or have questions you can re-open this discussion here or open a new one any time.


  4. Steve closed this discussion on 03 Jun, 2018 04:56 PM.

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