[TriLUG] REMINDER: KeySigning party during Hack Day
sarat at trilug.org
Fri Apr 13 19:43:30 EDT 2012
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I would just like to add that anyone interested in PGP or privacy in
general is welcome to come in tomorrow even if they haven't generated
the keys. We can introduce and certainly help with the basic setup. So
if you are a beginner wondering if you would be out of place, please
If you are an expert, please come in and help in educating more members.
On 04/13/2012 12:55 PM, Sarat Sreepathi wrote:
> On 04/13/2012 12:26 PM, Bill Farrow wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 12:00 PM, Sarat Sreepathi
>> <sarat at trilug.org> wrote:
>>> 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.
>> Hey Sarat, Thanks for the reminder !
>> You might also want to give us a quick demo of what a gpg key
>> is, how to generate one, and how you would use it in your day to
>> day activities. We can build this into a larger presentation for
>> a future TriLUG meeting if there is interest. We should also
>> talk to Igor about how to sign ssh host keys...
>> See you there, Bill
> Refer to this message on the kernel mailing list:
> I'm making a presentation this afternoon. So this email is a bit
> rushed. I will answer any questions later today.
> You can generate your PGP on any Linux system using gpg.
> Install gpg on your machine. yum/zypper/apt-get install gnupg [or
> equivalent package your platform]
> Brief summary(basics): $ gpg --gen-key [Choose RSA 4096 bit key]
> [Choose a good passphrase] [Note your key ID]
> $ gpg --fingerprint <key id>
> Email this output to me.
> 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.
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