How to send GPG public key to a PGP key server

After keys have been generated, we need to ensure that we spread our public key far and wide. It can be attached to every email we send to others, but the problem is, it becomes a big pain to do every time. The easiest way to spread the public key far and wide is to … Continue reading How to send GPG public key to a PGP key server

How to generate a revocation certificate for your GnuPG / GPG key

Whenever you create a key pair using GNU Privacy Guard, you need to make sure you also generate a revocation certificate for your key. Sometimes, keys are lost, misplaced, deleted, passwords forgotten and so on. To ensure that you revoke the keys you created, you need a revocation certificate. Simply deleting a key file or … Continue reading How to generate a revocation certificate for your GnuPG / GPG key

How to export your private key to an ASCII / text file in GnuPG

Once you have generated your key pair, you need to make sure you back it up safely, to prevent the loss of the keys if the computer crashes or is re-installed. We normally export the private key to an ASCII / text file for safe-keeping off the computer on a USB drive. Basically, as a … Continue reading How to export your private key to an ASCII / text file in GnuPG

How to export your public key to an ASCII / text file in GnuPG

Once you have generated your key pair, you need to make sure you back it up safely, to prevent the loss of the keys if the computer crashes or is re-installed. The reasons the public key is exported to a text file: 1. To make sure the key is stored off the computer somewhere safely. … Continue reading How to export your public key to an ASCII / text file in GnuPG

How to list GnuPG or GPG public keys

When you create or generate a new GPG or GnuPG key pair, it is stored in your key ring. Keys stored within the key ring can be listed using using the command as below in the Linux terminal. $ gpg --list-public-keys <enter> /home/user/.gnupg/pubring.gpg ------------------------------ pub 4096R/3949C65A 2014-11-28 [expires: 2015-11-28] uid John N. Doe <john.doe@emaildomain.com> sub … Continue reading How to list GnuPG or GPG public keys

How to list GnuPG or GPG secret keys

When you create or generate a new GPG or GnuPG key pair, it is stored in your key ring. Keys stored within the key ring can be listed using using the command as below in the Linux terminal. $ gpg --list-secret-keys <enter> /home/user/.gnupg/secring.gpg ------------------------------ sec 4096R/3949C65A 2014-11-28 [expires: 2015-11-28] uid John N. Doe <john.doe@emaildomain.com> ssb … Continue reading How to list GnuPG or GPG secret keys

How to create a GNU Privacy Guard (GPG) GnuPG key pair for yourself

Many of us would like to protect our data stored in files, emails, online and elsewhere. The point is, that with the kind of investigative eyes on user data worldwide, we need a robust mechanism that does not leak. One of those mechanisms is PGP - Pretty Good Privacy. Pretty Good Privacy or PGP as … Continue reading How to create a GNU Privacy Guard (GPG) GnuPG key pair for yourself

Use encdroid on android to encrypt and decrypt encfs folders in dropbox

Now that we created our encfs folder and synchronised it with Dropbox, it can be retrieved and used on any Android phone or device using encdroid. Head over to Google Play and install encdroid on your Android device. Start up encdroid. Select Import Volume from the Options menu and choose Dropbox. You will need to … Continue reading Use encdroid on android to encrypt and decrypt encfs folders in dropbox

Use Wuala to store encrypted data

http://www.wuala.com is a free cloud storage service that offers 5gb of space to users. I was looking for something good that would have cross-platform personal file sharing capability with encryption. Obviously, the encryption had to be real good and secure and under my full control. Main advantage wuala does not take your encryption keys or … Continue reading Use Wuala to store encrypted data