Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it – no matter if I have said it! – except it agree with your own reason and your own common sense.” – Siddhartha Gautama, a.k.a. the Buddha

New pages of How-To’s

Today was busy being my ol’ computer geeky alter ego.    Hope this helps some of those out there that have been toying with these tools but not sure how to move forward.

Key points about PGP, GnuGp or GP4U, they all operate in similar fashion, but there may be some confusion in the programs when reading stuff written by other programs.   Fair warning, you may be reading just fine then suddenly come across a mess of typos and the message isn’t real clear anymore.   Try again, check the version the user is sending and see if you can get a copy of it.    Its easy enough to import and export keys between programs.   Chances are, this is something you may not ever see.   Just keep it in mind.

Another aside, exchanging public keys SHOULD be done in a face to face way.  That way you won’t receive any mails from unknowns.    I haven’t the means to get face to face any longer with those that would need my key, so I posted it.   ALL it means is that ANYONE can send me an encrypted message, nothing more.   I don’t have to respond and if they don’t send their public key in their message, I won’t.    It is just an insurance policy to keep stuff private in an increasingly non-private world.

Go check out the pages if you are interested in that stuff.  Please, no comments over there as I don’t want to start a discussion of things, these are simply how-to’s, not blog posts.

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