You can get it here:
For some reason that’s the best link i can find…
I’ve only had it installed for a couple of days and stability isn’t terrible (one or two related crashes i think…) Up until that point i’d be living out of the services menu, which isn’t bad until you need to deal with attachments, and need other command line tools to decode / extract mime parts. Even then it’s not that bad, and will always be free.
Edit: the notes on setting up GPGTools Services are here, and the command line tool for mime is ‘ripmime‘.
The video below does a reasonable job of explaining the high-level concepts of why it was safe for me to post my public key on a web page:
A lot of this stuff is counter-intuitive and hard to grasp when approaching it from a traditional ‘exchange of secrets’ point of view. The analogy to paint makes it obvious, and negates the need for having to grok the maths involved… well, unless you feel like understand and auditing the implementations.
One of the cardinal rules is that you should never ‘roll your own‘ when it comes to cryptography. There is almost always someone, or some group of people, that have better odds of getting there without making beginners mistakes.
No, not another screed on the arid corners of my psyche, but the continuing effort to get you to care about encrypting your mail.
I know, i know. You don’t understand it, it’s too complicated, and you’re not doing anything wrong. And, it’s all true, it is hard to understand, the software world has done a terrible job of making this stuff accessible. And as for not doing anything wrong, well, that’s completely missing the point.
That said: enough is enough. If you’re smart enough to cook an egg, drive a car, or program a DVR, you can setup and start to send secure mail.
My public key is here:
-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----
Version: GnuPG v1.4.13 (Darwin)
-----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----
Your challenge, my dear friends, is to get off your collective arses and send me an encrypted mail!
- if you’re already using thunderbird get the enigmail plugin.
- if you’re using OS X and reading your mail with Mail.app (the standard mail app) then look at GPGTools / GPGMail.
- if you’re using webmail (GMail, Yahoo! Mail, etc.) and Firefox / Chrome is your browser, then look at Mailvelope.
There are a million and one tutorials out there on getting this setup. If you find something that works for you then let me know in the comments and i’ll update this to point to them.
Update: I’d really like to know if anyone can read this with a phone.