Communicate With Me – Securely.

Communicate With Me – Securely.

Freshly posted on my site is my shiny new 4096bit GPG Public Key. Use this key to send me encrypted, private messages and files that only I can decrypt.

I used GPGTools GPG Keychain Access GUI for Mac OSX Lion to generate the the 4096 bit key, and am posting it in the root directory of my site. Additionally, the key is linked to from the contact page of this site. Feel free to use it to send me messages.

A little background on what this all means:

GPG, from Wikipedia..

GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG or GPG) is a GPL Licensed alternative to the PGP suite of cryptographic software…. GnuPG encrypts messages using asymmetric keypairs individually generated by GnuPG users. The resulting public keys can be exchanged with other users in a variety of ways, such as Internet key servers. They must always be exchanged carefully to prevent identity spoofing by corrupting public key ? “owner” identity correspondences. It is also possible to add a cryptographic digital signature to a message, so the message integrity and sender can be verified, if a particular correspondence relied upon has not been corrupted.

PGP in general, from Wikipedia..

Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) is a data encryption and decryption computer program that provides cryptographic privacy and authentication for data communication. PGP is often used for signing, encrypting and decrypting texts, E-mails, files, directories and whole disk partitions to increase the security of e-mail communications. It was created by Phil Zimmermann in 1991.