[TriLUG] REMINDER: KeySigning party during Hack Day
sarat at trilug.org
Fri Apr 13 12:00:16 EDT 2012
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There will be a PGP key-signing party held during the Hack Day on Sat
April 14, 2012 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm at the SplatSpace located at 331
W.Main Street Durham, NC.
Please send me a note if you are attending so I can keep a headcount.
Please generate your PGP keys before the meeting, and print out your
key fingerprint. For ease of verification, it would be great if
interested folks email the following details to me so I can collect it
in a master list.
Sample details (from 'gpg --fingerprint'):
pub 4096R/A82BA4B7 2011-07-25
Key fingerprint = 05A9 12AC 7045 7C3D BC82 D352 067F 00B6 A82B A4B7
uid Fedora (16) <fedora at fedoraproject.org> (Your email)
1. Physical attendance
2. Positive picture ID
3. Your key ID, key type, HEX fingerprint, and key size [CAN PRINTOUT
A BUNCH FOR EASY DISTRIBUTION]
4. A pen/pencil
5. NOT NEEDED computer
More details at
On 04/01/2012 05:05 PM, Sarat Sreepathi wrote:
> I was bothering folks at monthly Trilug meetings about organizing a
> key signing event. From recent feedback, we concurred that it would
> be a good idea to check out interest in the community at an event
> like the upcoming Hack Day. I would appreciate feedback from anyone
> with prior experience in organizing such events. Here goes my
> There will be a PGP key-signing party held during the Hack Day on
> Sat April 14, 2012 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm at the SplatSpace located
> at 331 W. Main Street Durham, NC. This is a tentative time slot and
> can be moved around based on people's availability.
> More details at
> Thanks, Sarat.
> What's a key-signing party? A key-signing party is a get-together
> with PGP users for the purpose of meeting other PGP users and
> signing each other's keys. This helps to extend the "web of trust"
> to a great degree.
> Required Items? 1. Physical attendance 2. Positive picture ID 3.
> Your key ID, key type, HEX fingerprint, and key size 4. A
> pen/pencil 5. NOT NEEDED computer
> Why should I use PGP? You should use PGP, if you need (or want) to
> protect your personal emails from being read by individuals or
> entities other than your intended recipient(s). PGP, when used
> correctly, can provide message privacy, message integrity, message
> authentication, and to some degree non-repudiability.
> OK. What are some good applications of PGP? Protection of email
> traffic of a sensitive nature, such as the coordination of response
> to ongoing security incidents, requests for DNS modifications,
> requests for networking changes and exchange of sensitive personal
> information like SSNs. At the very least, it would be useful to
> have all such messages signed, so the recipients could be sure that
> the notes were not forged.
> Please forward this note to anyone who may be interested in
> - -- ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sarat Sreepathi Doctoral
> Student Dept. of Computer Science North Carolina State University
> sarat_s at ncsu.edu ~ (919)645-7775 http://www.sarats.com
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