Gerald's Public Key

I give a big nod here to my Uncle Jer, who showed me through his dealings with the subject how things are done. You should probably check out his explanation of this whole signing/encryption thing at Muddled Ramblings. Following his input made things into a pretty straight-forward process that took less time than a load of laundry to go through the wash cycle.

For you non-crypto folks out there, email signatures and encryption through GnuPG (which isn't actually that new (sorry)) is a good way to keep people from seeing what you're writing about. "But I'm not writing subversive stuff," I hear you cry. I know, but there'll be that one time you have something that you need to write that you really don't want someone to see. You  probably would consider encrypting the text, or even the whole email. Now to anyone looking at your correspondence, there's a huge red flag: one lonely encrypted message. Now you're wishing that all your traffic was encrypted, so that none can tell if you're being naughty or nice, aren't you now? Ah, see how we got there? Now that you have a hint as to how this can be good, head over to the Muddleverse (see link above) and read up on things in more technical glory. Then, once you're good and ready, come back her for my Public Key. That's the juicy bit that'll let you and me communicate in peaceful bliss, knowing that our secrets are safe tonight.

No matter how you get my public key, it should match this fingerprint:
F2FE 57F5 C0E3 6ACF 4077  0A54 9FC1 F620 9C54 7020.

This number is unique, and is derived from parts of the key itself. That means that if part of what you get is damaged, altered or just plain faulty, you will not match this number and that key will not work until fixed.

The least work required on my end is for you to use a key server, like wwwkeys.pgp.net, searching for my email address to find my key.

Another way for you to get the key is to copy and past a huge string of text into a plaintext document. Start when you see "----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK----" and end when you see "-----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----" (minus quotes). You'll save this as plain text, and and import it into your keychain access manager. Once imported, check the fingerprint to make sure things match.



-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----
Version: GnuPG/MacGPG2 v2.0.14 (Darwin)
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Vd7nso3dL+9eIKCa+3FVkujS9tLeEBAJ01o6ZkVYErhSDr/J/wWq7fp/gBhW0Lst
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/JrZ83imIgEq0SD5sNWaq+gM5KQD3vCvEj610rrzMb4hHRkP7mYYZJep1ijLCcNk
eZH+p4u7d421qb+NYzpssMhltBcABA0H/R1SLLbB3uGHMcviIwbJhp/sFr8LkAdS
2RIBXcLUEHraUtG7cpdVVq4jZDDdP9FtmpLuHqI0FppYEAgnykJzTz6XlZ9LoGTR
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XlEybz0tLooYKEGql0sRNXN1KsQKpQaq798vFWOV+maRKmvhoRv3dWcA1+Q1d5BL
8bs534dCBZehudK8JzhtJd2bn8taU+aboSQSSd+f3CxSN352gI3wjnmIYQQYEQgA
CQUCTIKN0gIbDAAKCRCfwfYgnFRwIFTbAP4nnfQOnvq/Sqfpb3uLgNyt3tzt5ZkP
SmCGh6UtKT1xjAD+NohiroSw1Wj2MsvJLptNqamqgybDhlSl+w8aAhouaok=
=1OVL
-----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----







Standby, and I'll see if I can get Blogger to let me upload the key itself. It may not happen.