Friday, September 3, 2010

Web of Trust

Web of Trust

I am who you believe I am.

Ever since I (somewhat) learned how the GnuPG web of trust and private/public key crypto and key management systems work, I've been fascinated with this topic. I wish more people use them for their email and online identity management.

This week I set up an Ubuntu desktop at work. GnuPG integrates very well with Linux; however, there are also tools that work well with Windows such as gpg4win. Try installing gpg4win without Kleopatra. The Gnu Privacy Assistant (GPA) works well enough for me.

If you are interested in this subject here are some links. Corey Doctorow (of Boing Boing) romanticized key signing parties for me in Little Brother.