17 April 2008

GPG & Email Privacy

I just wrote a How to: Keep Your Correspondence Private for GeeksAreSexy.net. If you've ever seen what look like random letters and numbers at the bottom of an email and wondered what was going on, it was probably a GPG signature. Check out the article to learn more about GPG and how it can help you keep track of your emails' privacy.


5 comments:

fotoflo said...

HI McKenzie,
I just read you blog post on Geeks are Sexy.com, and I would like to let you know about our Webmail encryption software - maybe you could add it into your article if it's not too late...

Our company is called Gwebs (short for Global Web Security) our software is called MailCloak, you can check out a preview blog post I wrote on blog.gwebs.com . I can also let you download a preview version if you are interested. The software will be released friday, and then you can add a link in to a download page.

Heres mailcloak's big benifits over the software youve listed:

1) it encrypts drafts
2) gpg encryption for Gmail, MSN Live Mail and Yahoo Mail.
3) availible for IE and Firefox on friday, Outlook and Thunderbird soon after that.

Best Regards,
Alex Miller (Alex.Miller@gwebs.com)

Tom said...

"If you've ever seen what look like random letters and numbers at the bottom of an email and wondered what was going on, it was probably a GPG signature."

It could've been a Geek Code Block.

Mackenzie said...

haha I forgot about those. Hacker codes too.

Marcin Trybus said...

@Alex:
Your solution is (or rather will be) "for free", not Free. You might want to change the blog entry you mention, because it is misleading.

If you want security you shouldn't use webmail that has any kind of scipting at all. You should use a mail client or write your mail in a plain text editor.

Red Nikon said...

I am going to have to go with Marcin on this, any time you can cut out a middle-man especially when dealing data or information the better.

Not only does it ensure that the data has the least chance of being manipulated or changed, it also helps in expanding your own awareness of computers and the general workings of code.

@Alex - Congrats on the job, btw.