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I have found a page with lots of PGP public keys. There is an email address on url.

This page is:

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Is it a vulnerability?

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  • 12
    Think about the meaning of the word "public" and then consider what you're asking here.
    – Ben
    Aug 14, 2018 at 16:01
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    Here's bof.nl's response: twitter.com/bitsoffreedom/status/1029467412956098560 ;-)
    – Teun Vink
    Aug 14, 2018 at 20:42
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    @user183535 It is a friendly place to ask questions and no one is mad at you. Unfortunately, the question started out with poor formatting. Combined with it being a simple question may have lead to people downvoting it. Don't take it personally!
    – forest
    Aug 14, 2018 at 21:20
  • One people just shared it to Twitter. They making jokes of me. :-) But I know there are still good peoples like you and @Joe M thanks for being friendly. :-)
    – user183535
    Aug 14, 2018 at 21:30
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    I don't think they were the one who shared it on twitter, they just posted a response from someone else who tweeted it. Some people may be joking about it, but believe me, we are not mad!
    – forest
    Aug 14, 2018 at 21:32

2 Answers 2

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Public keys are intended to be published. The corresponding private key is the secure part that should not be published.

The purpose of a public key is twofold:

  • It is something anyone can use to encrypt a message that only the holder of the private key should be able to read (message encryption).
  • It is something that can be used to verify a message sent by the holder of the private key (message signing and verification).

Somebody wishing to communicate via public/private keys would publish their public key in a place that they control so that other people can use it when communicating with that person.

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No, that is the point of a public key.

If they were private keys it would be a problem. Check this page out for more info: https://medium.freecodecamp.org/how-does-pretty-good-privacy-work-3f5f75ecea97

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