My PGP Key

PGP is short for Pretty Good Privacy. It is encryption for the private things you want to keep that way and about as good as it gets for us, the peasant masses down trodden as we are by corrupt governments milking us for all we are worth. Sadly things do not work as they should have done. But we have a second chance. Germans have produced GPG, which uses the same mathematical advances while still being open source. This means you can read the source code for yourself to see if there are any back doors for government spies to abuse. That is as good as it gets in this foul Year of Our Lord. 2013. Use it to send you emails that you want to keep private. You also need good pass phrases. A password is nowhere good enough. Some good approaches come from the University of Texas. Then find out about TOR.
PS Der Spiegel gets us up to date [ in 2015 ] with
Inside The NSA Attacks On Internet Security. It recommends Zoho, TOR, TrueCrypt, Off-the-Record for encrypting instant messaging as strong. The best is a combination of Tor, another anonymization service, the instant messaging system CSpace and a system for Internet telephony (voice over IP) called ZRTP. This type of combination results in a "near-total loss/lack of insight to target communications, presence,".

ZRTP, which is used to securely encrypt conversations and text chats on mobile phones, is used in free and open source programs like RedPhone and Signal. PGP continues to be developed and various versions are available today. The most widely used is GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG), a program developed by German programmer Werner Koch.

My GPG Key is down at the bottom.

Misdirecting An Enemy
Lots of encrypted rubbish makes it difficult for them.

 

MIT Public Key Registry
MIT has a list of  public keys. You can add yours to it.

 

The NSA, Crypto AG And Fraud
They cheat. It is that simple. Breaking encryption by purely technical means is much more difficult. That is why they have lots of men with heavy duty qualifications in maths, especially number theory. Being able to break in is quicker and easier.

 

Louis Freeh Spies on Bill Clinton; How to Exploit the Hole in PGP, by J. Orlin Grabbe

 

Security
Has more on other aspects of keeping YOUR data to yourself.

 

Window Version of GPG
The Linux version of PGP has been ported over to Windows. It runs on Vista, the new version of Windows that has the compatibility problems built in to screw you. It is open source and subject to checking by anyone with  time and a good background. AND it is a freebie. Get it while you can from:-
http://www.gpg4win.org
then make sure that you have a good copy with a signature from:-
SHA1/MD5/OpenPGP-Sig

 


PGP Encryption Beats Criminal Investigators So It Is Back To Basics And Torture [ 10 February 2008 ]
QUOTE
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) When Sebastien Boucher stopped at the U.S.-Canadian border, agents who inspected his laptop said they found files containing child pornography [ but they lied - Editor ].......... Now Boucher is caught in a cyber-age quandary: The government wants him to give up the password, but doing so could violate his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination by revealing the contents of the files.
UNQUOTE
Can Secret Squirrel, the NSA, GCHQ et cetera break PGP? The answer to that question is classified TOP SECRET or higher. They would probably claim that their bullying and intimidation is not torture. Boucher was guilty as Hell.

 

MPs Told Not To Use PGP Encryption [ 4 March 2009 ]
QUOTE
MPs have been told that although they are free to install PGP on their parliamentary machines the technology is not compatible with Parliament’s remote access software, making its use impractical.
UNQUOTE
MPs are being lied to. The implication is that PGP works too well for government spies to break. This is good news for everyone if it is right.

 

My GPG Key
-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----
Version: GnuPG v2
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=e9/c
-----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----

 

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Updated  on Sunday, 01 January 2017 18:27:27