I'm kind of new to the whole PGP thing so maybe I'm just not understanding\nthings properly.\nBut it seems to me that there is a huge hole in the whole PGP scheme. The\nmanual that\ncame with the program (PGP freeware 6.58) described how earlier in history\nthere was a\nproblem with the secure distribution of keys as you could never be\nabsolutely sure that no 'wrong' person\nhas gotten the hold of the key. The manual also claims that PGP has solved\nthe problem.\nBut it seems to me that it really hasn't. Public key could be forged and\ntherefore you can never\nbe 100% sure that you are sending the data to the right person. Certificate\nAuthority could\nbe tampered with by govt or malicious person etc. So it seems to be that the\nproblem of\ndistribution wasn't solved at all as there still exist a problem with\ndistribution of public\nkeyrings (or rather obtaining of public keyrings). So am I really\nmisunderstanding something\nor is PGP is no more secure than earlier methods of secure data\ntransmission.