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hpr1358 :: how to set up GnuPG, a PGP-compliant encryption

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Hosted by klaatu on 2013-10-16 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. | Comments (4)

Klaatu explains how to set up GnuPG, a PGP-compliant encryption system, and use it with both Thunderbird and Mutt mail clients.

Links

Set up GnuPG: http://straightedgelinux.com/blog/howto/setupgnupg.html

Using Mutt: http://straightedgelinux.com/blog/howto/mutt.html

Klaatu's humble dot-muttrc file: http://gnuworldorder.info/dot-muttrc (there are better ones out there)

Klaatu's public key


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Comment #1 posted on 2013-10-16T17:36:46Z by theru

it is probably a good idea to have the key expire. I imagine there is a lot of keys out there where people did generate a key and then forgot what their passphrase was.

Also when you generate the key make a revocation cert. If you lose the key or it gets compromised you can then revoke the key.

Comment #2 posted on 2013-10-21T13:54:57Z by klaatu

good point, theru

Yes, I had never thought about that use of expiry dates. Thanks.

I also never thought to make the revocation cert at the time of key generation. That's a good idea.

Thanks for listening and thanks for the tips!

Comment #3 posted on 2013-10-22T17:05:33Z by Bert

I'm pretty sure that encryption is done only with the recipient's public key. You want to use your own private key to save a copy in your 'sent' folder, though. Evolution wants the sender's public key but that is AFAIK just a quirk that is specific to Evolution.
Great show!! I would like more people to get into gpg signing and encrypting messages.

Comment #4 posted on 2013-11-04T16:01:45Z by theru

a bit for the tinfoilhats

found this site on Hackernews some nice tips in there
https://we.riseup.net/riseuplabs+paow/openpgp-best-practices

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