OpenPGP: How I Sign Keys
11 May

OpenPGP: How I Sign Keys

Signing is a very personal thing. You are telling the world you believe a key belongs to the person who is claiming it. The value of a web of trust comes from the fact you are willing to put your reputation behind this assertion. Everyone will treat signing differently. Some may feel bumping into someone […]

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OpenPGP: My Keys
03 May

OpenPGP: My Keys

Its May again and the sun has finally made an appearance. With summer comes the regular spring clearing and it seems as good a time as any to update my public encryption keys. My previous keys were cryptographically less secure, 2048-bit compared to 4096-bits. I have also learnt allot more about best practices when managing […]

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OpenPGP: How does PGP work?
03 May

OpenPGP: How does PGP work?

How does it work The magic, and I call it magic because I freely admit I do not have the mathematical background to explain it better, of this system is that if you encrypt something using the Public-key only the Private-key can decrypt it and vice versa. So there is no way for someone holding […]

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OpenPGP: How do I create a OpenPGP Key?
03 May

OpenPGP: How do I create a OpenPGP Key?

Creating a Secured Key When you build a PGP key you going to start using that key to verify your identity, so like all other forms of identification you have to protect it. Unfortunately to make PGP usable you cant permanently store you private keys locked in a safe, you actually need a copy of […]

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OpenPGP: Encryption should be easier than this
02 May

OpenPGP: Encryption should be easier than this

Why I Digitally Sign My E-Mail Most e-mails I send are digitally signed using a process called “Pretty Good Privacy”, commonly referred to as PGP or GnuPG. PGP has been around since 1991 yet still is not commonly supported by the majority of email clients, at least in the Microsoft echo system, or webmail applications […]

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